Michael Floyd leads list of Super Bowl LI inactives


HOUSTON -- Millions of humans around the globe will watch Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

Michael Floyd will be one of them.

The Patriots receiver was ruled inactive for New England's title clash with the Atlanta Falcons. Floyd was also a healthy scratch for the team's AFC Championship Game win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In his place, rookie Malcolm Mitchell will get a chance to make a difference against Atlanta's less-than-stellar defense.

Released by the Cardinals in December, Floyd was quickly snatched up by the Patriots on waivers. He was impressive in a Week 17 win over the Dolphins, but has done little since to convince New England to re-sign him this offseason.

Also inactive for the Patriots: offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle, running back D.J. Foster and defensive backs Jordan Richards, Cyrus Jones and Justin Coleman.

Atlanta listed seven inactives of their own: receiver Nick Williams, running back Terron Ward, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Josh Keyes, guard Wes Schweitzer and tight end D.J. Tialavea.

Enjoy the Super Bowl, everyone.