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Lloyd is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, the 49ers' official site reports.

As its fellow WR Quinton Patton, with Lloyd thus a break or two away from any sort of fantasy relevance.

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Lloyd didn't record a catch Sunday, but was seen on the field being used in the slot on several occasions.

It was a bit of surprise when the 49ers added the 33-year-old veteran to their 53-man roster, given his inability to play on special teams. But it appears that ownership wasn't convinced that Steve Johnson was the answer for the slot position, and wanted to use Lloyd there as well. Neither player will have much value if they are splitting time at the position, but it is something to monitor on a week-to-week basis.

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Lloyd made the 49ers' final roster, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The report notes that Lloyd won't necessarily be active for games, adding that he could be released and then re-acquired later in the season. At best, he'll head into Week 1 as the No. 4 wideout on a team that doesn't figure to use many four-wide sets. That said, it's somewhat telling that the 49ers opted to keep Lloyd over special-teams ace Kassim Osgood, as the team is seemingly more concerned with its wideout depth than it was in past seasons.

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Lloyd (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, taking part in individual drills, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Lloyd missed the 49ers' preseason opener with a minor hamstring injury. He is currently competing for a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 5 Months hears that Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers is for the veteran minimum.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 5 Months

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.

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