Dec 10, 2012; Foxborough, MA USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (85) catches a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd Likely Will Be Available Soon

WR Brandon Lloyd wasn’t able to stretch the field like the New England Patriots had expected him to do this season. He is due a $3 million option bonus on top of a $1.9 million base salary. He is a likely candidate to hit the unemployment line soon.

Would he be interested in reuniting with San Diego Head Coach Mike McCoy. Lloyd enjoyed a career season in 2010 under the guidance of McCoy as the offensive coordinator in Denver. In that season, he had 1448 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns with Kyle Orton as his quarterback. Kyle Orton!

Lloyd will be entering his 11th season as a pro and should be available at a good price. The Chargers have some decent receivers on the roster, but we could use another veteran to compete for playing time.

Danario Alexander meshed well with Philip Rivers last season and should be a starter going into the season. Malcom Floyd has been consistent as a starter also and has the best chemistry with Philip. Vincent Brown was an up-and-coming talent, but missed all of last season with an injury. How will he look in his return? Robert Meachem was supposed to be the deep threat on the roster, but failed to make any impact plays.

Lloyd could add to the mix at the position. He could give competition for a starting spot and could push Eddie Royal or Robert Meachem out the door.

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  • tbell11

    Go for it if the price is right

    • arnie


  • arnie

    Ernie, I like the idea, however the problem remains, the Chargers are in to deep, with, disappointing WR, that they owe money to. At this point I expect T & M to look toward the draft for WR and work with what they have under contract. Gates, Floyd, Brown, Meachum, Royal and even Spurlock. Between theses players, think under the right schemes they can produce.
    As McCoy stated, he’s going to work with what they have. If Meachum is a go route type, then expect McCoy to run plays to compliment those abilities. As we know PR, has been throwing comeback routes. This no longer applies if that WR is gone. Norv didn’t change and we saw the results.
    Also, we haven’t really seen what Brown can do. The young man showed great play making abilities, In the preseason.

  • Preston Niedert

    Loyd would be a nice fit so bring him in to tranining camp and see how he does if he does well keep him if he dosnt pan out cut him nothing gained or loss.

  • Peter Thompson

    Not really into this signing. Tom Brady has a lot of weapons, but they couldn’t make an over the top threat out of him. Josh McDaniels is a good coordinator, so I can’t imagine he wasn’t utilizing him properly… but, maybe he was? Not to mention, Philip did go over the top with Meachem early in the season, and was picked off, or unsuccesful. I remember Meachem not trying to defense it, or go up for it.. but, I remember it being an ill advised, underthrown pass, as well. This was probably a combination of things, and the blame can be shared between Meachem, Rivers, and the o-line… but, I think we should draft a WR, keep what we have, and get Rivers some protection first. That should be done before we start taking stretch-the-field WR’s in FA. I would like to see our dollars used on another position… unless Lloyd comes REAL cheap… in which case it may become a bidding war between teams. I mean, who WOULDN’T want to take Lloyd if he came somewhat cheap? A lot of teams would be interested in a top free agent WR from last year, if he suddenly hit the market at a bargain.

    • Preston Niedert

      Maybe if they had norv turner scheme coach mike McCoy used Brandon Llyod well when he played with the broncos why not San Diego