“He is staying in form, understanding,” Minnesota security Harrison Smith, Floyd’s teammate at Notre Dame, stated Friday, Sept. 29. “I do know he is excited to get again on the market. … He is able to go and to assist the staff any method he can.”
The Vikings might want to make a roster transfer to make room for Floyd, suspended following a conviction earlier this yr for excessive DUI. They’ve six extensive receivers on the fifty three-man roster, so it is very attainable one could possibly be let go.
Minnesota has a pair of rookie receivers in Rodney Adams, a fifth-spherical choice, and Stacy Coley, who went within the seventh spherical. Adams has been inactive for all three video games, and Coley was inactive final Sunday towards Tampa Bay. Coley received in for 2 performs from scrimmage within the opener towards New Orleans and did not play within the second recreation at Pittsburgh.
“I am not nervous about something so far as Floyd coming again,” Adams stated of his roster spot. “I feel I’ve carried out good. I am simply going out and serving to the group day-after-day (in follow).”
Floyd, who signed as a free agent in Might, performed in all 4 Minnesota preseason video games. He was capable of attend staff conferences throughout his suspension.
Although no penalty was referred to as, Vikings security Andrew Sendejo was fined $24,309 by the NFL for hitting Tampa Bay tight finish Cameron Brate behind the top following a landing reception final Sunday.
A supply stated Friday that Sendejo acquired that high-quality, and in addition hit with fines have been Minnesota linebacker Anthony Barr ($18,231 for a horse-collar deal with towards the Buccaneers) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes ($9,one hundred fifteen for a taunting penalty).
Sendejo’s hit got here after a 15-yard reception by Brate in the long run zone within the third quarter of Minnesota’s 34-17 victory at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter stated Monday that an official advised him he missed the decision.
“Sure, it ought to have been a penalty, and the official advised me afterwards that he simply flat missed it and he noticed it on the replay,” Koetter advised reporters. “I recognize his honesty. I used to be asking him about it. It appeared prefer it to everyone that was watching it, and naturally, Cam thought it was. The official got here proper over and stated he missed it when he noticed it on the replay.”
Barr had a horse-collar deal with within the third quarter following a reception from Charles Sims. Barr was penalized, as have been the Buccaneers for holding, so the penalties offset.
Rhodes was flagged for a taunting penalty within the second quarter following an interception that Trae Waynes returned 18…