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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.
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ProFootballTalk.com hears that Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers is for the veteran minimum.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.