Dec 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (85) makes a reception while defended by San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver (29) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers won 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Report: San Francisco 49ers Interested In WR Brandon Lloyd


According to a report, the San Francisco 49ers are reportedly in talks with free-agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who did not play in 2013.

According to CSN Bay Area, Lloyd is the latest of several free-agent wide receiver options who ended up elsewhere, including Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders, Golden Tate, Hakeem Nicks, Devin Hester and DeSean Jackson.

Lloyd, who will be 33 in July, spent his first three seasons with the 49ers from 2003-05, starting 29 games and catching 105 passes for 1,510 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Lloyd was a Pro Bowler in 2010 with the Denver Broncos, when he caught a career-high 77 passes for an NFL-leading 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In 10 seasons, Lloyd has 385 catches for 5,695 yards and 35 scores.

The 49ers drafted Lloyd in the fourth round out of Illinois in 2003 and traded him to the Redskins in March 2006 in exchange for a 2006 third-round pick and a 2007 fourth-rounder.

Washington released Lloyd in February 2008 and he signed with the Bears in March 2008 on a one-year deal. He signed as a free agent with the Broncos in June 2009 and re-signed with them in March 2010.

Denver dealt Lloyd to the Rams in October 2011 for what turned out to be a fifth-round pick and he signed a three-year deal with the Patriots in March 2012.

After making 74 catches for 911 yards and four touchdowns for New England in 2012, however, Lloyd was released in March 2013 and did not play in the NFL last season.

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  • Tony Ferraro

    Dam guys sign Lloyd or someone u need a third receiver, give Kap some help. U guys hardly made any decent moves in free agency. Other than Bethea. Patton is not the answer, wake up or another year down the drain.