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Old 08-11-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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BY JOEL A. ERICKSON | JERICKSON@THEADVOCATE.COM AUG 11, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Veteran receiver Michael Floyd still has a lot to prove with the Saints.

Floyd, a former star in Arizona who caught 242 passes and posted a 1,000-yard season with the Cardinals, played just six snaps in the preseason opener against Jacksonville, the fewest of any receiver on the team.

Floyd is still getting into game shape.

"I want to see his weight get down," Saints head coach Sean Payton said. "The good news is it's working in that direction."

When he's gotten chances in practice, Floyd has flashed a little bit, using his 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame to make a few highlight-reel catches.

But he's got to get into form to compete for a spot in a loaded Saints' receiving corps.

"He's a player that has good size and length, but when he's too heavy, his transition and everything else labors," Payton said. "I thought it was better today, and he's making progress."
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Who'd a thunk it a month ago that our No. 5/6 WR could be Michael Floyd?!?

WR-X (2) 13 - Michael Thomas, 17 - Michael Floyd (FA 2018)

WR-Y (2) 19 - Ted Ginn, 10 - Tra'Quan Smith (R3, #91)

WR-Z (2) 81 - Cameron Meredith (RFA 2018), 87 - Brandon Tate (FA 2018)
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Pretty much his last shot at glory. Not counting him out. All he has to do is burn some fat and he's in IMO. He has the skills.
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Re: Veteran wide receiver Michael Floyd still getting into shape with Saints

Very excited to see what Meredith brings to the table once healthy, but I doubt Floyd is going to make an impact on this team unless injuries open up spots in the roster.

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Very excited to see what Meredith brings to the table once healthy, but I doubt Floyd is going to make an impact on this team unless injuries open up spots in the roster.

Thanks for the copy/paste JP!
From everything I've read or heard Meredith is already at 100%.
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From everything I've read or heard Meredith is already at 100%.
Meredith's likely at the point where he's building confidence in his knee and developing chemistry with his quarterback and fellow receivers...

And don't forget that Meredith is a sharp cat as he's a former quarterback!
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Floyd won't make the cut... calm down folks!
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Meredith's likely at the point where he's building confidence in his knee and developing chemistry with his quarterback and fellow receivers...

And don't forget that Meredith is a sharp cat as he's a former quarterback!
I haven't. That's one of the reasons I am so high on him in the first place.
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Floyd won't make the cut... calm down folks!
And yet Payton keeps bringing him up...
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