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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
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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

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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

ProFootballTalk.com 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

ESPN Boston believes the Patriots' March release of Brandon Lloyd was mostly about money, but doesn't consider a reunion likely.

Circumstances have changed dramatically since Lloyd was cut loose, but he was rumored to be a poor fit for coach Bill Belichick's locker room. Four days shy of his 32nd birthday, Lloyd also declined as a player last season, struggling mightily to gain yards after the catch. Tom Brady's stable of pass catchers is in disarray, but it's unlikely Lloyd is viewed as a potential solution.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 08:57:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have no plans to pursue a veteran receiver "at this time."

Baltimore is prepared to enter training camp with Jacoby Jones as the No. 2 opposite Torrey Smith, while youngsters Deonte Thompson, LaQuan Williams, Tommy Streeter, Tandon Doss, and David Reed try to push Jones for the spot. Brandon Lloyd and Austin Collie "highlight" the free-agent group. Collie has started to get some play, but Lloyd hasn't generated any interest.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Sources tell the New York Post that the Jets have shown no interest in free agent WR Brandon Lloyd.

Santonio Holmes (foot) and Stephen Hill (knee) are both banged up. If this were the regular season, the Jets would be forced to look at a veteran wideout like Lloyd -- who came in seventh on Evan Silva's top free agents remaining list. As it stands, Lloyd has no known suitors.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome recently told ESPN's John Clayton that the team "could use a veteran receiver."

Newsome didn't mention anyone by name, or even suggest he was targeting someone, but aside from Brandon Lloyd, Austin Collie, and Laurent Robinson, the free-agent market doesn't offer much. The trade market isn't any better, but Nate Washington or Andre Roberts could probably be had. The Ravens are having an open competition to replace Anquan Boldin at No. 2 receiver.
Sun, May 26, 2013 10:32:00 AM

ESPN New York reports "there have been rumors about possible interest" from the Jets in free agent Brandon Lloyd.

The Jets are looking for an experienced receiver, and they have been linked to Ramses Barden, Josh Cribbs, and Braylon Edwards. Lloyd, 32 in July, hasn't generated an ounce of interest since being released by the Patriots nearly two months ago, but he's clearly the best receiver of the four. He'd be solid veteran insurance should Santonio Holmes not bounce back from his foot injury.
Wed, May 8, 2013 09:37:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3McLeod Bethel-Thompson
4Josh Johnson
5Kory Faulkner
RB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
3Carlos Hyde
4Marcus Lattimore
5LaMichael James
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
FB1Bruce Miller
2Will Tukuafu
3Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Jon Baldwin
5Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
4David Reed
5Devon Wylie
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
5Kevin Greene
K1Phil Dawson