Are the Cardinals talking to Malcom Floyd?

Aug 3, 2011, 4:27 PM | Updated: 5:35 pm

The Arizona Cardinals have filled a lot of holes over the last week but there is still a glaring one left. With the loss of Steve Breaston to the Kansas City Chiefs the team is still in search of a No. 2 wide receiver.

While most of the talk has surrounded former Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards, the NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora says there may be another player on the Cards radar.

WR Malcom Floyd nearing a decision on a new team, and several teams remain interested, according to league sources…Baltimore, Carolina, Arizona and San Francisco are among the other teams in the mix, as well as San Diego.

While speculation has run rampant about Floyd, LaCanfora is the first person to directly connect him to the Cardinals. Whether it is true or not is yet to be seen, but it does make one wonder if the Cards have moved on from Edwards because of his lofty contract expectations and are now searching for a more affordable option.

Floyd could fit that bill. He’s almost “Edwards light”. He has a ton of potential but has yet to reach it. In his three year career he’s shown flashes, but has only compiled 15 touchdown catches with his best season coming in 2010 where he caught 37 passes for 717 yards and 6 touchdowns. Like Edwards, Floyd can stretch the field, as he averaged 19.4 yards per catch last season.

If in fact Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt have been scared off by Edwards’ contract demands, adding Floyd on a one or two year deal at the right price could be the right fit for the Cardinals. Then again, like Edwards, it comes down to Floyd’s willingness to take a shorter deal.

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