The reports of the Patriots trying to drive down the money currently being sought by receiver Brandon Lloyd caused us to point out the existence of long-standing bad blood between the team and Lloyd’s agent, Tom Condon.
A source with knowledge of the negotiations says that past problems are not undermining the negotiations. Yet.
The source says that two teams are in the hunt for Lloyd — the 49ers and the Patriots. A deal can happen in either place.
Or, obviously, in a third city, if someone else jumps into this.
That said, the Pats know that Lloyd wants to play with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. At a certain point, there’s a dollar value that applies to that.
Especially since Lloyd already has hinted that he’ll take less to play for the Patriots.