The Patriots have been hit by injuries to their receiving corps, including star tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. Floyd did play at Notre Dame under former Patriots offensive co-ordinator Charlie Weis, which should help him learn some of the concepts the Patriots have used in the Tom Brady era.
Monday morning, Floyd was arrested by the Scottsdale Police Department after police allegedly found him at an intersection asleep at the wheel of a running vehicle.
Floyd, the 13th overall pick in 2012, had 33 receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games for the Cardinals in 2016. Julian Edelman is the team's leading receiver with 79 catches for 791 yards and two touchdowns.
Players with Floyd's size and athleticism are hard to come by.
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Floyd was having a disappointing season for Arizona.
He will count toward the Patriots' compensatory draft pick formula, however, if they keep him for the rest of the season and he signs elsewhere as a free agent in the 2017 offseason.
After his release yesterday, and the clamoring of many, it is a little surprising to see Floyd make it all the way to New England in the waiver order. It's unclear if, or how much, Floyd could play Sunday when the Patriots travel to Denver.
The move comes with a stigma because of Floyd's recent arrest.
The Patriots have a solid foundation to their organization, and if Floyd can get back on track, he still has the potential to be a No. 1 "X" receiver in the NFL.