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Cardinals WR Jaron Brown a 'security blanket' for Carson Palmer

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:17am

Arizona Sports - [Full Article]

On the topic of Cardinals WR Jaron Brown...

“Jaron always makes plays,” coach Bruce Arians said. “He’s very physical for a wideout. Great special teams player. Put in the right system he could be a solid ‘3’ or ‘2’. We never hesitate throwing him the ball in a clutch situation.”

And really, therein lies the problem for Brown. As productive as he is and perhaps could be, he will have a hard time taking snaps away from Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown or even speedster J.J. Nelson.

So while he may very well be a solid starter on any other team, for the Cardinals, he is luxurious depth.

“I was talking to somebody about him today, he has a great camp every year because he gets so many reps, and then those reps kind of dwindle because you’re not going to put him in front of Larry (Fitzgerald), you’re not going to put him in front of Mike,” Palmer said. “But it’s so nice, it’s such a security blanket that if a guy goes down, he can come in. He’s just one of those guys that makes plays. He’s one of those guys that you don’t realize how fast he is until he runs past you. He makes tough, contested catches. He’s physical enough to do what Larry does in the blocking stuff.

“He’s been a security blanket. I can visualize different plays, the third down conversion he made at the end of the game in Seattle. You go on and on and on, he’s one of those guys that’s a gamer. He gets in games and makes plays, just like he does in practice.”

Fantasy Impact:

Brown is a player that owners should have on speed dial if there are any injuries in the Cardinals' receiving corps. Due to his speed, Nelson would probably see more snaps if Michael Floyd went down, but Jaron Brown's snaps increased the most in Week 8 when John Brown was sidelined. He'd also likely step in for Larry Fitzgerald if anything happened to the vet.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 8:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

In two days, Michael Floyd will report for his fifth training camp with the Arizona Cardinals and will try to prove he’s worthy of a second contract with the team that drafted him.

The Cardinals picked up Floyd’s fifth-year option in April 2015, extending his rookie contract by a season and putting the pressure on the 26-year-old in a make-or-break season. But Floyd doesn’t view the Cards’ decision to extend his stay in the desert by a year as a sign of things to come.

“That really doesn’t mean anything,” Floyd said. “You still got to go out there and perform. That’s what I expect myself to do -- just going out there and doing the best that I can to put myself in a position to stay here in Arizona, which I want to. I love this place and the organization treats me well.

“Basically the ball’s in my court. How I perform is all up to me.”

Fantasy Impact:

Floyd is coming off an 849-yard season that he finished with five 100-yard performances in his final eight games. A gruesome hand injury suffered last training camp prevented the Notre Dame product would eclipsing 1,000 yards for the second time in three seasons.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Floyd seems iffy for Week 17. If he’s out, J.J. Nelson likely replaces Floyd in the lineup. The last time Floyd missed a game (Week 11), Nelson racked up 142 yards and a TD on four catches while playing 63% of the snaps. The Cardinals play late on Sunday.

TNF Injury Report: Vikings vs. Cardinals

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 5:51pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Minnesota Vikings

OUT
LB Anthony Barr (groin, hand), DT Linval Joseph (foot), S Andrew Sendejo (knee), S Harrison Smith (knee, hamstring), LB Brandon Watts (rib)

QUESTIONABLE
S Robert Blanton (knee)

PROBABLE
DE Scott Crichton (ankle)

Arizona Cardinals

OUT
RB Andre Ellington (toe), CB Jerraud Powers (calf), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle)

DOUBTFUL
TE Jermaine Gresham (knee)

QUESTIONABLE
S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), DT Cory Redding (ankle)

PROBABLE
WR John Brown (hamstring), WR Larry Fitzgerald (ankle), WR Michael Floyd (hamstring), S Rashad Johnson (ankle), LS Mike Leach (knee), RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

The Vikings will be missing four starters on defense, so dial up David Johnson and the rest of the Arizona starters. John Brown and Michael Floyd can be used as WR2/WR3 types given the probable tags. They should be getting close to full health. With Stepfan Taylor in, Kerwynn Williams is a bit less appealing as a Sneaky Start, but he may have earned 5-10 touches with a big game last week against the Rams.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Floyd played through the questionable tag last week, but wasn’t very productive. The Cardinals play early on Sunday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Floyd should play this week, but he wasn’t productive in Week 12.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. According to beat writer Darren Urban, Floyd is expected to face the 49ers.

Michael Floyd OUT vs. Bengals

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7:08pm

Cardinals Inactives
Michael Floyd WR
Matt Barkley QB
Jonathan Cooper G
D.J. Humphries OT
Robert Nelson DB
Cory Redding DE
Shaquille Riddick LB

Fantasy Impact:

Michael Floyd is out for SNF with a hamstring injury. Floyd has been a nice play of late, but with him out John Brown - who is active despite a hamstring issue - should be more involved in the offense, as could Jaron Brown.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 11. Brown played through the injury last week, so we would expect him to do so again, especially if Michael Floyd is out. Floyd missed the end of Week 11 due to the hamstring. If both players are out Jaron Brown would become a Sneaky Start, and he’d even be flex-caliber if one is sidelined.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 11. Floyd couldn’t return in Week 11 after injuring his hamstring. The Cardinals play on Sunday night, so owners may be sweating this one out. Jaron Brown is a decent Plan B.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Brown played through the injury last week, so we would expect him to do so again, especially if Michael Floyd is out. Floyd missed the end of Week 11 due to the hamstring. If both players are out Jaron Brown would become a Sneaky Start, and he’d even be flex-caliber if one is sidelined.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Floyd couldn’t return in Week 11 after injuring his hamstring, so we’ll be monitoring his practice activity this week. So far, it’s not looking good. The Cardinals play on Sunday night, so owners may be sweating this one out. Jaron Brown is a good Plan B.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Brown played through the injury last week, so we would expect him to do so again, especially if Michael Floyd is out. Floyd missed the end of Week 11 due to the hamstring. If both players are out Jaron Brown would become a Sneaky Start, and he’d even be flex-caliber if one is sidelined.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Floyd couldn’t return in Week 11 after injuring his hamstring, so we’ll be monitoring his practice activity this week.

Michael Floyd has hamstring injury

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:47pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

A hamstring injury forced Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd to the sideline in Sunday's 39-32 victory at the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact:

Reports have Floyd as day-to-day. He's coming off an impressive game against Seattle, and if he's still on your wire, is worth targeting if you're looking for help at the position. He now has five TDs over his last four games. We'll monitor his progress this week, but the Cardinals host the Bengals Week 11 in a Sunday night game.

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