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Fitzgerald: GMs, coaches called me about Floyd

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he got "a couple calls" Wednesday from around the league from "GMs and coaches" asking about Michael Floyd now that Floyd had been released.

"I told them my honest opinion of him, that I think he'll be a great pickup for whoever," Fitzgerald said. "You've got a young guy who is hungry, who is eager to make plays in a contract year, has a chip on his shoulder now -- not that he didn't already have one -- and I hope he makes a big playoff run."

UPDATE: The Patriots claimed Floyd off waivers.

As for Floyd being released in the first place, Fitzgerald said he sees Floyd as a family member.

"I can't give you my true feeling because people might get upset with what I really feel," Fitzgerald said. "But Mike is like my brother. I've known him since he was 13 years old, we come from the same place. I love him dearly. Like any other family member, I never turn my back on him no matter what. I"m going to support him."

Fitzgerald said he saw Floyd Wednesday and would be seeing him again today.

"It'sĀ important during these times to support people when they are going through some stuff," Fitzgerald said.

He also took issue with some descriptions of Floyd. "Contrary to reports, Mike was never an immature guy," Fitzgerald said. "He had his incident in college, but we all make mistakes ... Mike is a good young man. He's someone I highly respect and care about deeply. I just hope he finds himself in a situation he is happy with and he has a long and prosperous career."

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