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Michael Floyd signs with hometown Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS — The fresh start for wide receiver Michael Floyd’s sidetracked career will come at home in Minnesota.

Floyd agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Vikings on Wednesday.

Floyd finished last season with Super Bowl champion New England after a drunken driving arrest led to his departure from the Arizona Cardinals.

“Coach (Mike) Zimmer and I are confident Michael Floyd has learned and grown from his past decisions,” general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement released by the team. “He has accepted full responsibility and is taking encouraging steps to improve. We have offered Michael the full support and assistance of the Minnesota Vikings organization and our player development programs.

“We are aware that Michael is subject to discipline from the NFL and will work with both him and the NFL in a professional manner. We are excited to have Michael and believe he can be a productive member of our football team and community.”

Floyd is a native of St. Paul, the capital city where he was a two-time winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award at Cretin-Derham Hall High School.