ArIzona Cardinals Free Agency: Malcom Floyd to Join Larry Fitzgerald at WR?

Jack LondonCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2011

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 21:  Wide receiver Malcolm Floyd #80 is wrapped up by Cletis Gordon #26 of the Dallas Cowboys during their pre-season NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 21, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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First it was Braylon Edwards. 

Now it's Malcom Floyd on the Arizona Cardinals' radar. 

After an offseason in which the Cardinals sat back and got absolutely plundered, they are really taking it seriously this time around. 

Of course, the reason they can is because of what happened last summer. 

Because of all those contracts they lost, the Cards now have the cap room to make just about whatever move they want. 

In fact, rumor has it they made a play on Nnadmi Asomugha. 

That's right. The Bidwells. 

Shocking, right? 

And now, it seems that if they don't get Edwards, they could land Floyd. 

It's honestly tough to know which one I'd rather have. 

Edwards, for all his drops, is actually the safer pick. He'd make a great second receiver where he can just do his thing and not worry about being the "guy" like he did in Cleveland and New York—which is why I don't think he will sign.

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - JULY 31:  Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a reception ahead of cornerback A.J. Jefferson #20 in the team training camp at Northern Arizona University on July 31, 2011 in Flagstaff, Arizona.  (Photo by Chri
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Unfortunately, I think he'll sign where he is the "guy," and that is San Francisco

So we turn our attention to Floyd, who—in my opinion—has the higher upside anyway. 

The only thing that worries me is if he's just a product of Philip Rivers, who has made some pretty ordinary receivers look pretty darn good (Patrick Crayton and Legedu Naanee, for example). 

So I'm wondering if Floyd's going to be a solid No. 2 guy next to Larry Fitzgerald

Again, I wonder if he wants to be "the guy" too. 

Although I think he would be used to playing second-fiddle with Vincent Jackson around (even though Jackson wasn't around last year). 

Let's compare to other teams that want Floyd: Carolina, Minnesota, San Diego, Baltimore and San Fran. 

Edwards is visiting San Fran tonight, so they may be more interested in him. 

I wouldn't think Floyd would be interested in playing for Carolina, but Minnesota has to be interesting with Percy Harvin and Donovan McNabb, not to mention Adrian Peterson

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - JULY 31:  (L-R) Quarterback Kevin Kolb #4 and head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals watch practice at the team training camp at Northern Arizona University on July 31, 2011 in Flagstaff, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/
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Baltimore too has to interest him, with a young gunslinger in Joe Flacco. 

No word on what he's decided, as is reporting that Floyd's going to decide among his many options. 

If he does decide Arizona, they'll get a deep threat opposite Fitzgerald who may be better in the long run than Edwards without all the drops. 

Floyd won't come cheaper, but it would really help out Kevin Kolb in his first season. We all saw how much he liked Jeremy Maclin last year. 

We just have to wait and see now...