Cardinals' Michael Floyd expected to play a bigger role

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

After a slow start to his NFL career, Cardinals rookie Michael Floyd is expected to see increased minutes down the stretch.

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Floyd didn't make a huge impact in the first nine games of his career, but that could change in the second half of the season.

Floyd played limited snaps in the first nine games, catching 18 passes for 207 yards. It appears as if that will change, as Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Floyd will be a bigger part of the offense going forward.

"Michael's been playing well," Whisenhunt said, according to Fox Sports. "He's going to be worked into our offense more. That's deservedly so."

Whisenhunt said it didn't matter that Floyd was a first-round pick. Instead, he said players have to earn playing time and when they do, they will play, regardless of their draft status. Floyd could end up taking over for Early Doucet, who struggled with two drops against Green Bay. If Floyd begins to see more playing time at the Z position, Andre Roberts could spend more time playing in the slot.

Floyd said playing a bigger role on gameday starts in practice and by doing that, opportunities will come.

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