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Brandon Lloyd | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Illinois
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Lloyd is inactive for Sunday night's Week 2 game against the Bears.
Lloyd is a healthy scratch after being held without a catch last week. The 49ers will go with Stevie Johnson and Bruce Ellington in four-wide sets. The rest of the inactives are WR Quinton Patton, RT Anthony Davis, QB Josh Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, and DT Demarcus Dobbs. Sep 14 - 7:28 PM

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Targeted only once, Brandon Lloyd was held without a catch in San Francisco's Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

Lloyd appeared to be running ahead of Stevie Johnson for No. 3 duties, but ended up catching two fewer passes. The 49ers seem to value Lloyd's veteran presence and sure hands, but he's not going to receive nearly enough looks to put him in the fantasy conversation.
Sep 7 - 8:21 PM

According to's Ian Rapoport, there's a "real good chance" Brandon Lloyd cracks the 49ers' 53-man roster.

Per Rapsheet, the mercurial Lloyd is "fitting in," and has "bonded" with Anquan Boldin. Lloyd would be no better than the 49ers' No. 4 receiver, but is sounding like he could be a nice piece of depth one year after sitting out of the league. Lloyd has no fantasy value.
Aug 19 - 9:42 PM

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd will miss 1-2 weeks with an undisclosed injury.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Lloyd is on a similar timeline to Michael Crabtree, whose injury is also undisclosed. The San Jose Mercury news says both injuries "are believed to be leg related." While Crabtree is an obvious roster lock, Lloyd isn't and could use the practice reps after sitting out all of 2013.
Aug 1 - 3:16 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows said WR Brandon Lloyd has been the 49ers' "most consistently productive receiver" this offseason.

Colin Kaepernick agrees, saying Lloyd has almost always been "open by a step or two." Lloyd does not appear to have much rust after sitting out an entire season, but already 33 and with little to no value on special teams, Lloyd's roster spot is still anything but secure. Continued stellar practice play like this will go a long way to solidifying his spot on the 49ers' roster.
Jul 29 - 8:41 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he's "seeing really good things" out of Brandon Lloyd so far.

We believe Harbaugh was referring to Lloyd's on-field play at OTAs, not his role in the 2013 zombie film, After Effect. The 32-year-old might be able to provide the 49ers with some acrobatic red-zone punch, but he's a longshot for the final roster no matter how well he plays. Since signing Lloyd, the 49ers have traded for Stevie Johnson and drafted Bruce Ellington.
May 29 - 9:51 AM

Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers includes no guaranteed money.

He can earn a $50,000 workout bonus and has a scheduled $955,000 base salary, which would come directly off San Francisco's books were Lloyd released before Week 1. At age 33 and having been out of football for an entire year, Lloyd is probably a long shot for a 2014 roster spot. His odds would grow even longer if the 49ers used an early-round pick on a vertical wide receiver.
Apr 18 - 3:00 PM hears that Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers is for the veteran minimum.

Lloyd, who has been an enigma both on and off the field throughout his career, comes with very little risk. PFT says the deal "possibly" includes some incentives. It's the latest reclamation project at wideout for the Niners, who have already failed while going down this path with Braylon Edwards (2011) and Randy Moss (2012). If Lloyd can't recapture his Josh McDaniels form in San Fran, they can get away easily.
Apr 16 - 8:13 AM

49ers signed WR Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract.

Lloyd's name surfaced again last week after he hadn't been in the news since September. He was released by the Patriots in a salary-slashing move last offseason and spent the 2013 season on the street. The soon-to-be 33-year-old was described as a bit of a locker-room lawyer in New England then went on to "star" in a direct-to-DVD zombie movie during his time away from the game. Lloyd will compete for a roster spot behind Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.
Apr 15 - 1:18 PM

Sources tell CSN Bay Area that the 49ers are in talks with free agent WR Brandon Lloyd.

The 49ers struck out in their pursuit of free agents such as Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders and Hakeem Nicks. Now they turn their attention to a 32-year-old Lloyd that was out of the NFL last year. It's yet another sign that they don't want to head into the season with Quinton Patton as the No. 3 receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree. Lloyd began his career as a fourth-round pick of the Niners in 2003.
Apr 10 - 10:31 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Tom Brady has been "calling and texting" free agents Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch "gauging their availability."

We're assuming Brady is doing so on behalf of Patriots management. Per Rapsheet, Branch has told Brady he's "ready whenever," but that Lloyd wants to finish shooting his zombie movie before a potential return. In case you hadn't heard, Lloyd is starring in a direct-to-DVD affair with Daniel Baldwin called "After Effect." Lloyd likely has more left in the tank than Branch, but was a fading player last season and a locker-room lawyer. The fact that he's back on the Patriots' radar speaks to their lack of faith in their rookie wideouts.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Free agent WR Brandon Lloyd stars in an upcoming zombie movie called "After Effect."

Maybe now we know why Lloyd has rejected inquiries from at least six NFL teams, including the desperate Patriots. He landed a role in this direct-to-DVD movie as Sargent Chuck Lloyd. The movie stars Daniel Baldwin. Lloyd is just 32 years old and posted a 70/966/5 line last year, but he appears done with the NFL.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 08:25:00 AM

Profootballtalk reports free agent Brandon Lloyd has rejected inquiries from at least six teams about playing in 2013.

The Patriots, 49ers, and Jets are three of the six reported teams that have reached out to Lloyd. The 32-year-old apparently has no interest in playing, saying that he's neither physically or mentally ready to continue his career.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:39:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports free agent Brandon Lloyd "does not intend to play football."

Lloyd, 32, appears to be hanging up the cleats. He didn't receive an ounce of interest after being released by the Patriots on March 16. If this is it for Lloyd, he finishes his career with 385 catches for 5,695 yards and 35 touchdowns. He played for six different teams in ten seasons, making one Pro Bowl.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Eagles GM Howie Roseman indicated Philly will stay in-house to replace Jeremy Maclin (ACL surgery).

At 32 years old, a free agent like Brandon Lloyd would merely be a short-term fix for a team without realistic postseason aspirations. They're going to turn to the young players already on the 90-man roster. "You look at the good teams in this league, that’s what they do with their players," said Roseman. "They develop them, they groom them, then they give them an opportunity."
Source: CSN Philly
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 05:15:00 PM

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QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson