Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/24/12
According to multiple sources, including Pro Football Weekly, the Arizona Republic, and the Sports Xchange, Cardinals’ rookie receiver Michael Floyd, the 13th overall pick, is expected to start Training Camp as the #4 receiver and likely will begin the season there as well. This seems a little weird because he was seen as pretty NFL ready coming out of Notre Dame and they brought him in to take the bracket coverage off of Larry Fitzgerald, possibly even at Fitzgerald’s urging. Floyd also showed up for Fitzgerald’s wide receiver camp, albeit after being called out by Fitzgerald, who has taken a personal interest in Floyd’s developmental. However, the Cardinals reportedly are not impressed with Floyd, as he tries to adjust to an NFL work ethic. They’re also an organization that traditionally likes to make their rookies earn their way up the depth chart. On top of that, rookie receivers take at least a year typically to adjust to the speed of the NFL. Discounting Julio Jones and AJ Gre...
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