Patriots set to use Michael Floyd as reserve receiver


After missing just one game, Michael Floyd will be back on the field.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Patriots are expected to use Floyd as a reserve receiver today versus the New York Jets, per a source informed of the situation. Floyd was deemed ready to play in limited fashion after joining the team last week.

ESPN first reported the news.

Floyd was claimed by the Patriots after being cut by the Arizona Cardinals in the aftermath of his DUI arrest.

Don't expect Floyd to take a ton of reps behind Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan, but it's a chance for the Pats to take the 6-foot-2 receiver for a test drive. With a playoff spot already clinched, New England has the luxury of getting Floyd some work in the last two weeks of the season to see how they might utilize the newly acquired receiver during their postseason run.