Michael Floyd injury: Arizona Cardinals receiver is day-to-day with shoulder sprain

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The injury gives Andre Roberts perhaps another shot to produce in a game.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media on Monday as he always does the morning after a game. He said that the team came out of the game on Sunday against the Houston Texans "pretty clean," aside from a shoulder injury that receiver Michael Floyd sustained during the game.

According to Arians, Floyd "is day-to-day with an AC sprain."

On Sunday, he said that he thought that Floyd would be good to go for the game in Jacksonville, but as Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tweeted, Arians was more hopeful Sunday than on Monday that Floyd would play, although the second year receiver would definitely want to play.

If he is unable to go, that would open the door again for Andre Roberts, who led Arizona in receiving on Sunday with five receptions for 72 yards and the deciding touchdown.

Roberts' role has decreased with the prominent use of two tight ends in the offensive scheme, which pushes him to the bench in most cases. However, he feels confident that he can do the job when in there.

"He (Arians) preaches to us all the time, 'Next man up,'" explained Roberts on Sunday. "I'm confident in my abilities to step up and make plays each week. Anytime Mike (Floyd) is out, anytime Larry (Fitzgerald) is out, I'll be there stepping up.

"You have to go through the week as if you're going to start...If that opportunity presents itself, you have to play well."

The first injury report of the week will be released on Wednesday. We will know then how much it affects Floyd and if he will miss much practice time.

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