Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and the Vikings have had a frustrating two years following a 2016 surgery that caused nerve damage in Floyd's leg. Floyd appeared in just one game in 2016 and none last year. Floyd is now a free agent, but the intrigue between him and his former team is just beginning.

Floyd filed a grievance against the Vikings several months ago, hoping to recoup millions of dollars he says the team owes him. With that process still ongoing, Floyd was busy on Instagram over the weekend venting about the Vikings and comments that were made while he was injured.

Floyd used screen grabs of Mike Zimmer quotes from 2016 in which the coach refers to Floyd as "out of sight, out of mind" and saying "I'm kind of used to it" in reference to Floyd's absence from a game.

Wrote Floyd in the body of the post: "These words were used to slander my name, tarnish me as a person and a player."

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