Chris Tomasson from the Pioneer Press writes that the slimmed down Philadelphia should fit well with
The 6-foot-3 Floyd weighed 330 pounds before he gave up eating meat March. When he showed up for training camp last month, he was down to 300 and moving well.
"I'm feeling a lot better," he said. "It's much easier on my knees. ... I feel good and have confidence in my body weight."
Now, Floyd will start the regular season as the replacement for Kevin Williams, who departed as a free agent after 11 seasons as a starter. He's vowing his weight loss will give him some serious staying power.
"I just feel lighter," Floyd said. "I feel healthier. I feel like I can last a lot longer in the games and stuff like that. I feel great all-around as a player."
With Floyd's weight loss and improved technique, Vikings coaches are looking for him to be a better pass rusher.
With the third preseason game looming, we all should get a good look at Floyd’s improvement Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. The starters are expected to get a longer look when they suit up at Arrowhead Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
- More Vikings took part in the ALS challenge as the aforementioned Floyd accepted his challenge (watch the video above) from his former coach Will Muschamp. Also, kicker
- Master Testfatsion from Star Tribune profiles undrafted free agent Antonio ‘Tiny’ Richardson for print as well as an on camera piece.
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