Report: WR Floyd expected to play in 2014

May, 19, 2014
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Considered a long shot to return from a serious neck injury, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, San Diego Chargers veteran receiver Malcom Floyd is expected to play for the team in the upcoming season.

"The doc said … I'm at risk just like anybody else," Floyd told U-T San Diego. "There's not really a worry. As far as going out there and performing, I'm really excited to make plays again. Hopefully, I can do more this year than I ever have."

The Chargers have not confirmed this report. However, Floyd has been a full participant in the team's offseason workouts up to this point.

Floyd suffered the injury in a Sept. 15 game at Philadelphia, getting sandwiched between two defenders while attempting to make a catch over the middle of the field. Floyd finished the season on the injured reserve list.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco addressed Floyd's status in the lead up to this year's draft. When asked about Floyd, Telesco said that the 32-year-old receiver is on the team's official 90-man roster, and part of the team's plans moving forward.

"Mentally and personality-wise he looks great, which is good to see," Telesco said. "He has a smile on his face and is ready to go. So we'll see where that goes. I know he feels good and he wants to play."

Floyd is one of 12 receivers currently on San Diego's 90-man roster. If he can return to his old form, at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds the University of Wyoming product would give the Chargers a receiver that can stretch the field opposite second-year pro Keenan Allen.

Floyd turns 33 in September.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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