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Rams, Brandon Lloyd talking about a new deal

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Brandon Lloyd grabbed a lot of attention when he went on PFT Live last month and talked about his interest in signing with the Patriots as a free agent this offseason.

There’s still two weeks to go before he can officially do that so Lloyd is filling the time by talking to the Rams. The team isn’t expected to use their franchise tag to ensure Lloyd returns for another season at a price tag of $9.4 million, but they do seem to be open to keeping him around under a different framework.

“We had initial discussions in Indianapolis,” Rams COO Kevin Demoff told Turf Show Times. “We plan to continue talking.”

Given Lloyd’s obvious interest in exploring a chance to reunite with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, it seems unlikely that he would sign a new deal before getting a chance to test the open market. He’ll likely have other options as well once the wide receiver market takes shape after the franchise tag deadline, which only adds reason to believe he’ll take his chances as a free agent.

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10 Responses to “Rams, Brandon Lloyd talking about a new deal”
  1. beavertonsteve says: Mar 1, 2012 11:08 AM

    I’m sure he’d be a great fit in New England, I’m hoping the Rams pay him a little extra to stay in St Louis. He is from Missouri so maybe he’s enjoying playing closer to where he grew up.

  2. lolo376 says: Mar 1, 2012 11:09 AM

    Is it me, or is everyone else wondering what all the hype about Brandon Lloyd is about?!

  3. maseworld83 says: Mar 1, 2012 11:34 AM

    Lloyd and Blackmon? Rams may be a sleeper next season.

  4. ampats says: Mar 1, 2012 11:37 AM

    Still think Lloyd will end up a Patriot. But at least new O Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has a legitimate NFL QB and offense to direct while not having a blowhard HC making outlandish predictions and remarks that never come to fruition.

  5. lolb23 says: Mar 1, 2012 12:39 PM

    Leverage. No way Lloyd ends up with Rams again unless for some reason the Pats have no interest in him.

    After all, he never wanted to be a Ram anyways. He just wanted to work with McD. Same as now. If McD was OC in Cleveland he’d want to go there. Dude is 31 and looking for one more contract, and he hopes McD can help his stats get it.

  6. sj39 says: Mar 1, 2012 1:22 PM

    He’s one of those receivers that doesn’t like the ball thrown accurately. He likes them off-line and down and away. Should be perfect for Tommy Brady.

  7. lbcoach34 says: Mar 1, 2012 3:14 PM

    they want Kalil

  8. jimboonie says: Mar 1, 2012 7:22 PM

    “lolo376 says: Mar 1, 2012 11:09 AM

    Is it me, or is everyone else wondering what all the hype about Brandon Lloyd is about?!”

    I’m not that familiar with him, but I looked up his stats. He’s missed almost as many games due to injury as Bob Sanders.

  9. johnzwu says: Mar 1, 2012 9:21 PM

    cool

  10. anhdazman says: Mar 2, 2012 2:04 AM

    Great move for the Rams to lock up Lloyd. Late bloomer who is definitely a top WR. Lloyd can be the #1 WR for the Rams and show the younger guys what it takes to be a professional.
    Don’t let him get away!

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