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NFL Free Agent Rumors: Vikings Leaning Toward Malcom Floyd over Braylon Edwards?

July 31, 2011   ·   Kyle Vassalo   ·   Jump to comments

After losing top receiver Sidney Rice, the Minnesota Vikings' next move appeared to be going after wideout Braylon Edwards.
But they have since appeared to pull the plug on a potential Edwards deal, and now are looking at Malcom Floyd and James Jones.
Who to go after between the two really depends on how you project Floyd going forward.
Floyd is 29 years old now, but appears to finally be tapping into his potential after last season, in which he recorded 717 yards and six touchdowns as the No. 2 option opposite Vincent Jackson with the San Diego Chargers.
He also will be a lot cheaper than someone like Edwards, whose character concerns appear to be driving the Vikings away.
Sure, the Vikings grabbed Michael Jenkins, but they can't believe he's a legitimate No. 1 option. Floyd isn't either, but he's at least a better No. 2 in my opinion.
He has a strong, 6-foot-5 frame, above-average speed and he's shown he can make the big play. In traffic near the goal li...

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