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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.

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42 Responses to “Report: Brandon Lloyd on way to St. Louis”
  1. mrplow3 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:49 AM

    Poor Tebow, he really is being set up for failure.

  2. romosexualtendencies69 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:49 AM

    lol @ St. Louis

    You really are reaping the benefits after hiring Josh McDaniels

  3. sethb222 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:54 AM

    Wow, Broncos trade Tebow’s #1Wideout a week before his first start, sure gives the impression they want him to fail…just saying!

  4. edmazeing1 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:54 AM

    Next orton to oakland for next year 6rounder!!

  5. tatatoothy says: Oct 17, 2011 11:55 AM

    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?

  6. RomosRibs says: Oct 17, 2011 11:55 AM

    Long term deal? The guys been a roller coaster ride(see RedSkinneds era).

  7. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 17, 2011 11:56 AM

    Tim Tebow: “Wait. What?”

  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.

  9. Spencer says: Oct 17, 2011 11:57 AM

    Desperation kicking in for McDaniels already. Who is surprised?

  10. ramofsteel says: Oct 17, 2011 11:57 AM

    That condintional better not be anything higher than a 5th round and a Klondike bar. Trading for Lloyd…SMH. Rather have Justin Blackmon.

  11. sportsbastard says: Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM

    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.

  12. radrntn says: Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM

    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

  13. cjw1197 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM

    You stay classy AJ Hawk and Green Bay, stay classy.

  14. puhleezho says: Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM

    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.

  15. mezzadjs says: Oct 17, 2011 12:01 PM

    Tebow throws to…nevermind, just run it in. sweet game plan, Denver.

  16. failcopter says: Oct 17, 2011 12:01 PM

    Tebow will now catch his own passes.

  17. shamice9 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:01 PM

    Is he going as an O-Linemen, b/c they stink!

  18. universalcynic says: Oct 17, 2011 12:03 PM

    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.

  19. broncfanor says: Oct 17, 2011 12:03 PM

    Since when is Lloyd Tebow’s number 1 wideout?

    Decker has more catches then Lloyd and more TD’s.

  20. waitingguilty says: Oct 17, 2011 12:04 PM

    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.

  21. hoobsher says: Oct 17, 2011 12:04 PM

    this just in:

    the fantasy football world has been ROCKED by this trade that will affect little to nothing.

  22. detroitrollin22 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:07 PM

    Great move by STL (depending on what they had to give up for him) now next year they will draft either Blackmon,Jaff, or Floyd and have a solid WR core

  23. nyjetsman says: Oct 17, 2011 12:07 PM

    Right down the drain goes…Lloyds fantasy value and the Broncos season.

  24. jnks10 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:09 PM

    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.

  25. suhisabeast90 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:11 PM

    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?

  26. psdaleno says: Oct 17, 2011 12:12 PM

    i say laurinitus puts in a call to his dad, road warrior animal, to come lend a hand at st. louis. “ohh…what a rush!”

  27. suhisabeast90 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:12 PM

    Tebow for Terrell Pryor?????? I think these players would fit these teams better.

  28. myshkingfh says: Oct 17, 2011 12:14 PM

    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.

  29. djteknision1200 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:15 PM

    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.

  30. scallops says: Oct 17, 2011 12:18 PM

    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.

  31. shanahanagans says: Oct 17, 2011 12:24 PM

    As an avid broncos fan I have to say this is great. Given mcdaniels draft history we are most likely getting Bradford and the stadium.

  32. yeahyeahyeahbono14 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:26 PM

    That’s odd, the story about the 49ers working the “strongest” to get Lloyd is somehow gone from the site… weird coincidence!

  33. mossstyle84 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:26 PM

    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.

  34. mrgroovesd says: Oct 17, 2011 12:27 PM

    Tebow is the whole offense, he doesn’t need RBs, WRs, TEs…he runs it, passes it to himself and blocks for himself.

  35. broncsfan72 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:29 PM

    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.

  36. waxthat says: Oct 17, 2011 12:29 PM

    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.

  37. tdk24 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:30 PM

    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.

  38. bengalsown says: Oct 17, 2011 12:42 PM

    Sweet! Maybe Lloyd will start contributing to my fantasy team finally!

  39. cmb79 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:50 PM

    For a guy this in-demand, I wonder why this guy has bounced around so much.

  40. cowboyhater says: Oct 17, 2011 12:55 PM

    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.

  41. rukiddnme29 says: Oct 17, 2011 1:29 PM

    Let’s hope Tebow fails because the Quinn to Royal Connection will be unstopable!

  42. sportsbastard says: Oct 17, 2011 1:42 PM

    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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