Malcom Floyd wants to end an underrated career on his terms, not on the sidelines. Orlando Ramirez USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Floyd doesn't want his season -- and career -- to end on a sour note.

That's why the 34-year-old veteran is poised to work through a labrum tear that would sideline most NFL receivers, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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He injured the shoulder laying out for a a first-quarter Philip Rivers pass last Monday night. He'll require surgery -- but that would certainly require a trip to the injured reserve.

Floyd called the 2015 season his swan song this summer. He clearly doesn't watch the last few games of his career from the sideline -- and who could blame him?

(h/t Ian Rapoport on Twitter)