After the Rams have had discussions and there is a 90% chance Lloyd gets traded before Tuesday’s deadline on October 17, the Denver Broncos traded Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams for a conditional 2012 draft pick. Lloyd said the trade was a mutual effort and he wanted to be a featured receiver in a more pass-oriented offense as his coming will be the best hope for his own career and the Rams itself. The Rams sent a sixth-round pick to Denver that could turn into a fifth-rounder if Lloyd catches 30 passes for St. Louis. Lloyd said he would play Sunday against Dallas.
Brandon Lloyd, who had 77 receptions and 1,448 yards a year ago, and through the first five games of 2011 had only 19 receptions for 283 yards and not a single score at the Denver Broncos. Lloyd, who drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers at his first professional career, will be working with Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was Lloyd’s head coach for two seasons in Denver. Since Lloyd has been familiar with McDaniels, Lloyd shouldn’t have any trouble picking up the Rams’ offensive schemes on quick notice.Read also