National Football League roundup
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[May 11, 2017]
May 10 (The Sports Xchange) -
The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wide
receiver Michael Floyd, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
Floyd, 27, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals.
He pleaded guilty to extreme DUI in February and served 24 days in
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail and is serving 96 days on house arrest.
After being cut by the Cardinals, the New England Patriots gave
Floyd a second chance by claiming him off waivers on Dec. 15. He
played sparingly for New England but did catch a touchdown pass in
Floyd's best season came in 2013 when he had 65 catches for 1,041
yards and five touchdowns.
The NFL promoted Alberto Riveron to take over as the head of
officiating, filling the role vacated when Dean Blandino stepped
down last month.
Riveron, the first Hispanic referee in league history, was named
senior vice president of officiating. He spent the past four seasons
as senior director of officiating as Blandino's No. 2 and was an
on-field official from 2004 to 2012, including the final four years
as a referee.
The league also announced that Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran
of seven years and a former NCAA and high school referee, was named
vice president of replay and administration.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent offensive guard Andrew
Tiller, 28, started seven games for the San Francisco 49ers in each
of the last two seasons.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed cornerback Robert
McClain to add depth at the position.
McClain, 28, played for Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith with
the Atlanta Falcons from 2012-14.
The Denver Broncos reached an agreement on a four-year rookie deal
with quarterback Chad Kelly, dubbed "Mr. Irrelevant" as the 253rd
and final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The former Ole Miss quarterback is due about $2.5 million over four
years and has an estimated cap hit of $481,067 this year, the Denver
The New York Jets signed sixth-round cornerback Jeremy Clark to his
four-year rookie contract.
The team has now signed three of the nine players selected in the
2017 NFL Draft. ))
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