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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chargers' Malcom Floyd will play in 2014

By on 5/20/2014 10:06:00 AM

The NFL future of San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd was in serious doubt after a severe neck injury last season, even with reports he was participating in offseason workouts back in April. But more positive news came on Monday, as Floyd is expected to be cleared to play this season.

Floyd was injured in Week 2 of 2013 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he finished with six receptions for 149 yards in those two games. Prior to last season he was a key piece of San Diego's passing game, with over 800 receiving yards in both 2011 and 2012. He also averaged a league-high 19.9 yards per catch in 2011 and was also a capable red zone threat with 16 touchdowns from 2010-2012.

Being cleared to play is a positive step, but until Floyd faces legitimate contact in preseason games it will be hard to know how much he has progressed and if he can continue to play. If he is in uniform come Week 1, the Chargers have a place for Floyd as a vertical threat opposite Keenan Allen.

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