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Arizona Cardinals rookie WR Michael Floyd to get more playing time

Cardinals rookie Michael Floyd has seen more action in the last few weeks, and his playing time will continue to grow.

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Floyd has played more snaps and had more balls thrown his way in the last two weeks, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt says that trend will continue, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com. Floyd has been getting reps in place of the struggling Early Doucet.

Doucet began the season efficiently, making six catches on his first seven targets in the first two weeks of the year. His effectiveness has waned since then, as he has just 13 catches in his last 32 targets, including six drops. Doucet didn't receive any targets in Week 9 against the Packers.

Floyd has received 18 targets in the last two games, matching his total from the previous seven games. He has 18 catches in 36 targets total on the season. Floyd has been much more effective than Doucet, gaining 48 more yards in three less targets.

With five catches for 80 yards on Sunday, Floyd put together his best performance of the year. The Cardinals will be looking for more of that going forward.