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Arizona Cardinals release Michael Floyd after DUI arrest

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The Arizona Cardinals send a statement.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that has been speculated about since the information of Michael Floyd’s DUI arrest early Monday morning, the Arizona Cardinals are releasing the young wide receiver.

This is not Floyd’s first alcohol related arrest, in 2011 he was arrested while at Notre Dame, but Monday’s incident was his first, at least that we are aware of, since he joined the Arizona Cardinals.

Floyd has been one of the most disappointing on field contributors in a disappointing 2016 for the Arizona Cardinals.

On the last year of his rookie deal, after being extended for a fifth year, Floyd has 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns.

In his Arizona Cardinals career, he has produced 242 catches for 3,739 yards and 23 touchdowns, but has never been the player the Arizona Cardinals expected when they took him 13th overall out of Notre Dame.

He has continually disappeared for long stretches of time during the season and was never able to grab the mantle as the top Arizona Cardinals wide receiver.

Hopefully this was a one time incident that will not have a long term effect on Floyd or his career.

It does show that the Arizona Cardinals are not going to allow this team to lose focus and phone in the end of what has been a colossally disappointing season, which is a strong statement.

It does however not jive with previous DUI incidents, including Bobby Massie and John Abraham, so there may be more to the story moving forward.