Arizona signs top pick Floyd, 3rd-rounder Fleming
The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick wide
receiver Michael Floyd to a five-year contract.
The team also signed third-round selection, cornerback Jamell
Fleming of Oklahoma, to a four-year deal.
The moves on Monday leave all seven of the Cardinals’ draft
picks under contract heading into the start of minicamp on
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Floyd was the 13th overall pick in the
draft. Floyd set Notre Dame career records in receptions (271),
yards receiving (3,686) and touchdowns (37) in 43 games with the
Irish. He is expected to give Arizona a formidable option to
perennial Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald, but for now will compete for
playing time with returning receivers Andre Roberts and Early
Floyd, the second wide receiver chosen in the draft, is coming
off an outstanding senior season at Notre Dame, when he caught a
school-record 100 passes for 1,147 yards and nine scores.
Fleming was the 80th pick overall. He was the defensive MVP of
the Fiesta Bowl two seasons ago and the Insight Bowl last year. He
is expected to compete with several players for the cornerback spot
opposite Patrick Peterson.
Fleming was an all-Big 12 selection as a senior with 60 tackles,
49 of them solo, a forced fumble and a fumble return for a
touchdown. In 51 games with the Sooners, 24 as a starter, Fleming
had 131 tackles – 98 solos – with seven interceptions, 24 passes
defensed, 12 1/2 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a
After their three-day minicamp this week, the Cardinals have
just over a month before reporting to training camp in Flagstaff on