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Baltimore Ravens Sign WR Michael Floyd to One-Year Deal

May 20, 2019 - 9:22 am

By Joe Schiller

The Ravens made a flurry of moves late last week, taking advantage of the unofficial second wave of free agency.

After adding pass rushers Pernell McPhee and Shane Ray, the Ravens bolstered the receiving core, signing Michael Floyd to a one-year deal. 

Floyd, a former first-round pick in 2012, began his career with a successful stint with the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd emerged as a top receiving option, totaling 3,739 yards and 23 touchdowns in close to five seasons in Arizona. But shortly after the Cardinals exercised his fifth-year option, Floyd was released late in 2016 following a DUI arrest. 

Floyd has since bounced around between the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and most recently Washington Redskins. Floyd caught 10 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in limited playing time last season. 

The Ravens have made a significant effort to revamp the wide receiver corps this offseason. They’ve added Seth Robert, Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and now Floyd. Not to mention, a host of undrafted rookie talent.

Floyd is an interesting case. He has the skill set to become a much-needed contributor at wide receiver. He possesses ideal size at 6’3”, which would provide Lamar Jackson with another target.

But Floyd had also struggled with drops and there’s no guarantee he’ll make it through camp onto the 53-man roster. It’s a low-risk, high-reward signing and there’s not much to hate about it.