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Michael Floyd signs contract with Cardinals

  • By Brian McIntyre NFL.com
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The Arizona Cardinals announced the signings of receiver Michael Floyd, a first-round pick, and cornerback Jamell Fleming, a third-round pick, to contracts on Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, said Floyd's four-year deal is worth $10 million in guaranteed money, with a team option for a fifth season.

Selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Floyd set school records at Notre Dame with 271 receptions for 3,686 yards and 37 touchdowns in a 43-game game career. Floyd is coming off a senior season in which he caught 100 passes for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns. Floyd gives the Cardinals a big, physical receiver on the edge who can take some of the pressure off perennial Pro Bowl selection Larry Fitzgerald.

The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Fleming was a two-year starter at Oklahoma who finished his college career with 168 tackles, seven interceptions and 24 passes defensed. Fleming could see time as a nickel corner this season and has the versatility to play some safety. His four-year contract is projected to include a signing bonus of $586,068.

Arizona is the ninth team to sign all of its 2012 NFL draft picks. Other teams to have done so are the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks.

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