Michael Floyd’s brief stop in New England included three games, five catches, one hellacious block, and a Super Bowl ring.
The veteran receiver signed a one-year deal with the Vikings Wednesday, according to an NFL source. The contract is worth $1.5 million but contains incentives that could make it worth as much as $6 million.
Because he didn’t sign until Wednesday, the Patriots will not receive a compensatory pick from the Vikings for losing Floyd.
The Patriots claimed Floyd on waivers from Arizona on Dec. 15, a day after the Cardinals released him following his arrest for driving under the influence and failing to obey a police officer.
Floyd, a Minnesota native, pled guilty to the charges and spent 24 days in jail. He was released March 10 and has been serving three months of home confinement since.
Floyd’s most memorable moment in a Patriots uniform came in the regular-season finale in Miami when his freight train block on Tony Lippett helped spring Julian Edelman on a career-long 77-yard touchdown reception.
Floyd played in the Divisional Round win over the Texans but was inactive for the AFC Championship game and Super Bowl.
He said during Super Bowl week that he felt welcomed and comfortable in New England and was open to returning. Instead, he’ll be returning home.
The 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound Floyd entered the NFL as the 13th overall pick in 2012 after a standout career at Notre Dame.