EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Sharrif Floyd's lingering knee trouble sent him to the operating room and out of the rest of the preseason for the Minnesota Vikings.
Floyd, taken in the first round in April's draft, had a "minor" procedure on his knee Monday, according to Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier said he isn't likely to play again in the preseason but should be ready when the team opens the regular season on Sept. 8 at Detroit.
"Just a minor procedure to ease some pain he had in the front of his knee," Frazier said.
A rookie defensive tackle out of Florida, Floyd injured his left knee in the preseason opener on Aug. 9. He sat out one day of practice after complaining of soreness but returned and played the third-most defensive snaps on the team in Friday's preseason game at Buffalo.
He played 37 defensive snaps and six special teams plays on Friday. He has two tackles, one for loss and a pass deflection in the preseason. Drafted with the 23rd overall pick, Floyd is expecte...