Friday, November 15, 2013
WR Floyd questionable but will play
By Josh Weinfuss
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd is expecting to play a full role against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he said Friday.
Floyd was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a sprained A/C joint in his right shoulder but he practiced Thursday and Friday.
“Michael should be ready to go,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “(He) looks pretty solid.”
Arians won’t limit Floyd’s snaps, saying “if you’re good to go, you’re good to go.” Floyd seconded his coach, saying he'll be playing at full tilt.
“If I was going to hold anything back, I probably wouldn’t play,” Floyd said.
During the open portion of practice Friday, Floyd was catching passes above his shoulders with full extension.
With Floyd in the lineup, Andre Roberts may be relegated to the role he’s been playing for the past few games. He stepped up when Floyd went down and will be on alert should Floyd not be able to play at full strength, but Roberts will be the odd man out.
When Larry Fitzgerald played with an injured hamstring, he didn’t perform to the level he’s accustomed to. The same fate might be awaiting Floyd.
But Floyd wasn’t about to pull himself out of Sunday’s game because of his shoulder.
“I felt if my shoulder was going in a positive way I would play,” Floyd said. “I never said to myself that I’m ruling myself out. There’s a whole week to get treatment (so) no I didn’t think that.”