Report: Brandon Lloyd on way to St. Louis

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The Broncos got their wish: Brandon Lloyd is headed out of town before the team has to practice Monday.

Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports Lloyd will be traded to the St. Louis Rams.  The Denver Post writes that Lloyd was told to stay home Monday because he was getting dealt.

We’re still waiting to hear on possible compensation.  It doesn’t make a lot of sense from the Rams perspective at 0-5 unless they got Lloyd for practically nothing and/or they work out a contract extension for the receiver.  Don’t be surprised if the Rams work something out long term.

Of course, G.M. Billy Devaney and coach Steve Spagnuolo may just be worried about winning some games to save their job.

We’ll be curious to see what the Broncos got for Lloyd. It may only be a conditional late-round pick.

Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels coached Lloyd in Denver, and surely pushed for the move. It’s a fine bargain for St. Louis if they are able to get Lloyd locked up.  And if McDaniels is actually around to coach Lloyd.

UPDATE: ESPN and the Denver Post both say a deal is not completed just yet.

UPDATE II: Adam Schefter quotes a source claiming there are a “lot of hurdles” left.  A contract extension, perhaps?

UPDATE III: The deal is done.  The Broncos will get a conditional sixth-round pick that could improve to a fifth-rounder.

42 responses to “Report: Brandon Lloyd on way to St. Louis

  1. I actually like the move. But only if they ink Lloyd to an extension. This season is toast.

    I think Bradford, Steven Jackson and (now) Lloyd could make for a rather formidable Big 3. Didn’t the Rams get a pretty good TE in the draft, too?

  2. With the Tebow show starting in Denver, they don’t need receivers there now anyway. Anybody can put on pads/jersey and run around watching passes sail overhead. Might as well sell off the good ones that have any value and get some picks.

  3. The Rams have exactly 1 healthy NFL caliber WR on the active roster currently. (Alexander)

    As long as they didn’t give up anything higher than a 4th rounder (which they never develop anyway), it’s a good move for them. (since the other 5 WR’s either can’t get open, or can’t catch when they do)

    Devaney, Spagnuolo and McDaniels have to win a few games in hopes to salvage their jobs, this move is being made SOLELY for that reason.

  4. will that just means st louids offered more then anybody else. I guess they felt the rams 5th rd pick was better then the pats or niners 5th rd pick

  5. This will make the broncos worse. Without Lloyd’s freakish circus catches Tebow’s passing will suffer. The broncos may not get much tangible for Lloyd from the Rams, but may ultimately get Andrew Luck.

  6. Good. There was no way he was staying past this year, and he wasn’t getting the looks he got last year. It makes the Broncos worse on paper, but the Lloyd / Orton combo wasn’t exactly lighting it up.

  7. I love all the Tebow apologists saying this is setting him up to fail.

    Give me a break.

    Timmy (This is what Elway calls him in public and interviews…not me being snarky) will live or die on his running and improvisational ability, not hitting WRs in precision deep routes (Lloyd’s strength).

    Timmy needs Big WRs and TE’s who can catch his wayward rocket shots, and RBs who can catch and run screens that Tebow will lob after bouncing off 4-5 Defensive linemen.

  8. klunge says:
    Oct 17, 2011 11:56 AM
    With the Tebow show starting in Denver, they don’t need receivers there now anyway. Anybody can put on pads/jersey and run around watching passes sail overhead. Might as well sell off the good ones that have any value and get some picks.
    ————————–

    Hahahaha so true.

  9. Why is a revolving door for players? Eric Decker is the #1 reciever???? I don’t understand why they keep changing players so often. I am no professional talet evaluater, but it seems if everyone on that team in the last 5 years is on a really short leash. I just want to understand their thinking. As an outsider, it is very strang. Whenever a Denver is available for trade, other teams want them, so they can’t be bad players. Poor Bronco fans, it must be tough trying to cheer for players who may be delt at any moment. Why did they draft a QB if aren’t going to surround him with any talent?

  10. If Denver gets less compensation in the trade then they would have gotten in compensatory picks, you really have to wonder what their front office is doing. If they did get a guaranteed pick, I imagine what they’re doing is building assets to trade for Luck, or to build around him if they earn the #1 pick on their own merits.

  11. The Broncos had to get rid of Lloyd. He was the biggest Orton supporter in training camp. He even call the notion of Tebow starting “That Tebow thing” Now the Broncos are moving to Tebow, you can’t have a guy on team that will undermine your new leader.

  12. In other news, the Broncos have cut their entire offensive line to be replaced by John Carney, Kris Brown, Matt Turk, Shayne Graham, and Martin Gramatica. Also, playcalling will be turned over to twitter requests.

  13. Is it possible that Lloyd was unhappy playing for a complete non-contender but just wasn’t blabbering to the press about it?? Going to St Louis probably isn’t going to make him much happier if that was the case.

  14. is Lloyd gonna get them to the playoffs? he’ll wanna be paid after this year. why not get a pick for him now. Tebow needs to learn to be accurate. Them guys shouldnt have to make circus catches. Tebow has plenty to throw to if he can.

  15. Elways start with the Broncos has been a disaster. Lol at holding on to Orton when you couldve gotten away with highway robbery in the offseason. Also, all the people who say this is bad for Tebow. You are WRONG. B. Lloyd has never had Tebows back and never will. He wouldve been a cancer to Tebows chances of maintaining this roll.

    Insert Demarius(sp) Thomas. If can stay healthy, he’ll be head and shoulders better than an aging knuckleheaded Lloyd. Maybe not this year…but soon.

    Not a Broncos fan, btw.

  16. Elway failed to trade Orton to Miami and then start Tebow from the beginning because he didn’t think Tebow was ready. Now he finally plays Tebow and is trading away he best weapons. He has to make it look like Tebow can’t win. It is really the only way for Elway to save face. He’s in over his head.

  17. Pat Bowlen has a mess on his hands. His ego got in the way when letting Shanahan go, and now his team is in a total mess. I feel sorry for the Denver fans who really support their team. As a Skins fan, I can relate to the demise of a franchise. Besides the failures at QB, the Skins are beginning to put it together. Looks the Broncos have a ways to go. Hang in there fans, I feel your pain.

  18. Allegedly a 6th round pick, that could become a 5th rounder according to sources here in STL. If that is the accurate price-tag, it’s a solid move for the Rams.

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