New England Patriots Released WR Brandon Lloyd

Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (85) makes a catch in front of Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed (20) in the first quarter of the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots released WR Brandon Lloyd today. I mentioned the possibility of Lloyd’s release a while back and how it could impact the San Diego Chargers. With Mike McCoy the new head coach in town, could we see the Chargers go after one of his former players.

Mike McCoy and Brandon Lloyd worked together in Denver and Lloyd enjoyed his best season working with McCoy. Also, the Chargers have a ton of receivers that have been bitten by the injury bug and it would be good to add another receiver that can open up the field.

Danario Alexander may skip out of town with the Chargers only offering him a low tender. Then we would only have Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown as our main weapons at receiver. Even if Alexander returns, it would be nice to add more weapons on offense.

That is what we keep trying to do. Add more weapons on offense. At least Lloyd would know a few people on the offensive side of the football if he joined the squad. He knows Eddie Royal and Danny Woodhead.

Having Alexander, Floyd, Lloyd and Brown would be an exciting group for Philip to throw the ball around to. All the receivers get up and go after the football. Robert Meachem would be the 5th receiver in the group and may finally find a way to contribute again when he isn’t one of the main guys. Still not worth the money that we gave him.

A few teams are going to be interested in Lloyd and I am not sure if we have the funds to spend on a luxury. We still don’t have a complete offensive line put together and our secondary and middle linebacker spot looks a little shallow. I would love the addition, but don’t know if it is worth it.

It will be interesting to see if the Patriots enter in the Danario Alexander sweepstakes.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Preston Niedert

    Just because he was cut dosnt mean he going to San Diego. There are rumors of him coming to San Diego then prove it.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Never said he was coming… Just speculating the possibilities

      • Preston Niedert

        Not you Ernie other ppl have been talking about it just because mike McCoy is there dosnt mean Lloyd going to San Diego

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Ah i see… I was wondering

          • Preston Niedert

            No I would be fine with Lloyd joining San Diego but who would be cut to make room for him

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Eddie royal? Charlie Whitehurst? Not sure

          • Preston Niedert

            Whitehurst being cut would be a good move.

          • arnie

            I hear a QB in buffalo is looking for work. He knows the online coach, and could help PR an the others understand the protections.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Plus Fitzpatrick has the same gunslinger mentality as PR

          • Preston Niedert

            I thought about that as well when he was released but will he take the being a back up QB I wouldn’t mind a one or two year deal and draft a QB like matt Scott in the 4 or 5 round.

          • arnie

            if he’s smart, yes. he’s been given every chance to be a franchise QB. and he has only been a half step below alex smith.

          • Rob Base

            No more clip board Jesus Ernie? I would not mind him gone and a solid back up in case Rivers goes down!

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            I know right… Maybe get a rookie in the draft

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          I think it would be awesome to have him here… I do worry that the pats will go after Alexander though

          • Preston Niedert

            Word was Emmanuel sanders was there target and the chargers could match the offer or refuse it

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            And they have to give up a 3rd for Sanders…. If the steelers keep sanders, they could g after Alexander next

          • Preston Niedert

            True

        • Guest

          I said there was rumors dude. I never said he was coming here. Learn how to read.

  • Rob Base

    If we lose Alexander I say sign him to bring in some competition. Make the other receivers that didn’t pan out last season work for it. Although we lose Alexander Telesco might get a WR in the draft.

  • Sara

    Adding him would mean that we’re actually gonna try to take care of business! I’d like to see us pick up some weapons rather than watching our rivals in our own division beef up.

  • Cgoodness13

    Anyone else think we are going to run a lot of spread next season?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    I wonder how much that cost the Pats? Wasn’t he more money than Meachem last year in FA? Maybe I’m wrong. All I know is that he was a ghost in new England’s offense last season… Lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

      Eh… Actually, it looks like they save money, except for a little dead money. But, aside from Amendola, they have no other receiver who caught a catch in 2012 on the roster yet. They have FA receivers, but none have been signed yet. If they don’t sign Sanders, DA or Heyward-Bey seem to be their next targets. What’s crazy is Lloyd had his 2nd most productive year (4 TD’s, 911 yards) with the Pats. Guess he just didn’t show up when he needed to. Let’s hope they get Sanders, so DA stays in town… Sanders is restricted though, right?

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Sanders is restricted and they would have to give up a 3rd for him

        • arnie

          Honestly I don’t want another FA WR. I’d rather we work with what we have, an look towards the draft to fill in that spot. Besides the Chargers are going to need the 3rd round pick.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            That was talking more for the Patriots

          • arnie

            oh. well who’s side are you on Ernie? let the pats fans talk about the past scrubs. lol

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Hahaha… Only one side. See all things through blue and gold tint

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