Saints sign WR Michael Floyd

(Source: Mark LaGrange)
(Source: Mark LaGrange)
Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 at 10:20 PM CDT
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Michael Floyd's NFL career is set to continue in New Orleans with the Saints. The Saints are bringing the former Viking, Patriot and Cardinal wide receiver in to camp. A former first-round draft pick, Floyd spent last season in Minnesota after being part of the Patriots Super Bowl victory the season before.

But, Floyd's playing time and production with the Vikings were limited last season, making just 10 catches for 78 yards in 11 games. He did, however, manage to get his NFL career back on track after a conviction for extreme DUI in Arizona in 2016 ended his career with the Cardinals before leading to jail time and a four-game suspension under the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Here in New Orleans, Floyd is joining a crowded wide receiver room that's battling for the No. 3 spot behind Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. The Saints are hoping Floyd can recapture the magic of his 2013 season in Arizona when he had nearly 1,000 yards receiving.

The Saints are also bringing receiver Brandon Tate into camp. He excelled as both a kick and punt returner in Buffalo last season. And offensive lineman Dan Barclay is being brought into camp. he spent last season in Detroit.

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