Brandon Lloyd WR SF 11 Months

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.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 11 Months

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.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 12 Months

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.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF Jun 15 '13

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.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF Jun 06 '13

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. Jeremy Kerley, Clyde Gates and Ben Obomanu are the only healthy receivers on the Jets' roster right now.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF May 26 '13

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

Brandon Lloyd WR SF May 08 '13

ESPN New York reports "here 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.