Will Brandon Lloyd go to the Patriots Now?

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Well-traveled but talented NFL wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has played for the: San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.

It was in Denver, where Josh McDaniels was the coach that Lloyd had by far his best season, the only Pro Bowl season of his career.

In 2010, Lloyd set a career highs in receptions (77), yards (1,448), and touchdowns (11). He led the NFL in receiving and was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams.

The talented but often malcontent University of Illinois product stated that he wanted to go wherever McDaniels goes. It’s with him that he has the best professional rapport.

Now with some changes afoot for the St. Louis Rams, it appears McDaniels is on the way out, and once again “shipping up to Boston.”

With Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien taking the Penn State job, the Pats have an opening at that spot again and McDaniels appears headed there.

Lloyd might not be far behind.

The Patriots have as dangerous a passing game as any in the NFL, but could always use another vertical threat. Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, and Aaron Hernandez all get vertical, with plenty of YACs. However, the guy regarded to be a traditional deep threat is Deion Branch- which he really isn’t. Plus his contract expires at the end of this season.

If Lloyd brings his 2010 game, you’d have to consider him an upgrade over Branch in 2012. And given how much of a non-factor Chad OchoCinco was this season, you would have to regard the ex Illini receiver as a step up from him as well.

And according to Pats Pulpit:

The Patriots have previously expressed interested in Lloyd. The Patriots were in discussions to acquire him from the Broncos prior to the trade deadline this year

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