The New England Patriots Thursday grabbed another weapon on offense, as the team picked up just released Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd.
To make room on the roster, the Pats cut receiver Griff Whalen.
The Cardinals released Floyd this week after he was arrested on Monday arrest on DUI charges. He was previously arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence.
Floyd was taken into custody after being found unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at an intersection in suburban Scottsdale early Monday. He was booked and released from jail later that morning. The Cardinals released him Wednesday.
The Patriots have been carrying just four true wide receivers on their 53-man roster for most of the season, and their depth has been tested since No. 4 option Danny Amendola injured his ankle Dec. 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The 27-year-old this season has struggled with just 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns, add to that he’s also dropped a lot of passes.
Last season he was a threat for the Cards who made the NFC Title game before losing to the Panthers, catching 52 passes for 849 yards and six touchdowns.
He will likely not even dress this week when the Pats take on the Broncos, but will get a full week of practice and be ready to go for New England for week 16 and then hopefully he can have an impact in the playoffs.
This season has been a tough one for the Pats wide out unit, as Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell are the top three wide outs on New England, and have combined for 10 scores.