2017 NFL free agents: WR Michael Floyd could be Dolphins’ backup plan

Michael Floyd's had a rough year, but is an attractive free agent. (Getty Images)

Michael Floyd’s had a rough year, but is an attractive free agent. (Getty Images)

The simplest and easiest route for the Dolphins to take care of the wide receiver position this spring is to re-sign Kenny Stills. If they’re feeling ambitious, they could also make a run at high-priced target Alshon Jeffrey.

But if neither of those options materializes, consider Michael Floyd as a contingency.

Floyd found himself in the discount bin in December after his second DUI arrest and landed with the Patriots. His future with the organization is unclear given that he’s an unrestricted free agent and was a healthy scratch for the Super Bowl.

In 15 games with Arizona and New England last season, he had 37 catches for 488 yards and five touchdowns. He played for $1.3 million and doesn’t seem to be in line for a gigantic raise on the open market.

Floyd, 27, hasn’t broken 900 yards since 2013 and has never had more than 65 catches. He has career earnings estimated at $11.3 million.

Miami will have Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker back for sure next year, though there is a holdout concern with Landry, but is at risk of losing Stills if his price gets too high. The Dolphins also need to explore adding a playmaking tight end.

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