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Brandon Lloyd’s future in New England remains unclear

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As the Patriots continue to juggle their roster at the receiver position, Brandon Lloyd’s future with the team is unclear.

Lloyd is owed a $3 million roster bonus that the Patriots will almost certainly not pick up, but New England may still work out a restructured contract with him.

As of Friday afternoon, Mike Reiss of was reporting that the Patriots were in talks to try to restructure Lloyd’s contract, which called for a base salary of $1.9 million in addition to the $3 million roster bonus. On Saturday morning, Tom Curran of reported that Lloyd’s odds of staying in New England are 50-50.

The Patriots have already lost last year’s leading receiver, Wes Welker. Lloyd was the team’s No. 2 receiver, with 74 catches for 911 yards. New England has added free agent Danny Amendola, who is expected to play the Welker role, and are considering signing Emmanuel Sanders, a restricted free agent from the Steelers, who could take Lloyd’s place.

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  1. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 16, 2013 10:10 AM

    Another useless “news” story about a player for a team that has no chance to win the Super Bowl.

    This site needs more coverage of RG3 and the Redskins, the best franchise in NFL history.

  2. ejaedesign says: Mar 16, 2013 10:12 AM

    So far, McDaniels is batting 0-2 with Fells and Lloyd.

    Ironic McD’s third time at bat, Amendola, may force a restructure or hasten Lloyd’s exit.

    Having said that, if Pats do end up getting Sanders that’s a very deep receiving corp with Amendola, (restructured) Lloyd, Sanders, Jones, Gronk, Herb, Ballard, even Vereen coming out of the backfield.

    Brady will have enough weapons to miss Welker just a bit less.

  3. sschmiggles says: Mar 16, 2013 10:12 AM

    I don’t understand why teams build these bonuses into their contracts when they aren’t willing to pay them. Lloyd was solid last year. He’s worth a $3M bonus.

  4. ken1313 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:14 AM

    “Another useless “news” story about a player for a team that has no chance to win the Super Bowl.

    This site needs more coverage of RG3 and the Redskins, the best franchise in NFL history.”

    Quite possibly the dumbest comment in PFT history….and that’s saying something.

  5. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:15 AM

    We win championships. We are the NFL’s standard. Write about us.

  6. Just a Fan says: Mar 16, 2013 10:16 AM

    Why not flip Lloyd to the Steelers for Sanders then? Rework his contract so the Steelers can afford him and then trade him. Then they can swap 3rd rounders to complete the deal.

  7. dulz26 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    Again more tough decision for the pats. They are very tight this year. That means They are LIMITED….

  8. Waxxx4321 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:23 AM

    Logical…im a Redskin fan..and member of profootballtalk. forever..i agree with some of the things you say…but the some of the stuff you say…like that comment annoying and you need to chill out someone…let us Skin fans enjoy our downtime from RG3, WE went through the whole season..Chill out man stop embarrassing yourself…your not embarrassing us…

  9. jae121704 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:23 AM

    I don’t think Lloyd is going to take this laying down. You know, like he did after every catch he made last year.

  10. toybkshr says: Mar 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    Certainly can’t regard 74rec, 911yds a failure, especially in his 1st yr with Brady. Those should increase noticeably in yr two just in better timing/anticipation between the two. The Pats are attempting to make the cap charge less(because of the soft receiver mkt) in the hopes of adding another quality player.

  11. thekingdave says: Mar 16, 2013 10:25 AM


    You must be new to PFT, because this isn’t even the dumbest post logicalvoice has made

  12. PriorKnowledge says: Mar 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    Roster bonus is negotiated by the agent for at least 2 benefits to the player. 1st: It serves as a guarantee in case the player plays poorly. Even if the player is cut during training camp, he’s already scored $3 mil of his $4.9 mil salary.

    2nd: It forces the team to cut the player early while the free agent market is still active and teams have not filled all their roster spots. Otherwise, if the team had planned to cut the player, they would delay until the start of the season in case of injuries and owe the player nothing.

  13. bencoates57 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:35 AM

    Why are they trying to keep this guy around anyway? He’s not afraid to make a play on a ball but he hasn’t given NE the production. Spend the money on defense.

  14. bencoates57 says: Mar 16, 2013 10:36 AM

    “Again more tough decision for the pats. They are very tight this year. That means They are LIMITED….”

    Still have more cap space than most teams.

  15. kingbattle says: Mar 16, 2013 10:40 AM

    Dont restructure LLYOD, you see the deal Greg Jennings just got???

  16. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: Mar 16, 2013 10:42 AM

    Why does anyone sign with the Pats. They have absolutely no loyalty and are only winning games because of Brady. Can’t wait til he retires and the genius starts to squirm.

  17. anarchopurplism says: Mar 16, 2013 10:48 AM

    I move to ban logicalvoice from this site.

    Moderators should do something about this troll. He degrades the site with his illogical Redskins homerism.

    Man……how could I possibly miss the epic steeler guy schtick! At least his homerism didn’t involve tearing down other players with accusations.

  18. wtfchiefs says: Mar 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    Doesn’t it seem like Lloyd only succeeds on losing teams?

  19. deliveredbysherpa says: Mar 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    His production seems fine, but he doesn’t pass the eye test. Alligator arms and drops too many open long passes for a guy who is supposed to have great hands.

  20. deliveredbysherpa says: Mar 16, 2013 10:50 AM

    Should be able flip home for a third rounder, you’d think.

  21. jnbnet says: Mar 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    logicailvoicesays says:
    Mar 16, 2013 10:10 AM
    Another useless “news” story about a player for a team that has no chance to win the Super Bowl.

    This site needs more coverage of RG3 and the Redskins, the best franchise in NFL history.

    This site needs to ban blithering idiots from posting sush garbage.

  22. nopuntintended says: Mar 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    I don’t understand the guidelines for having your posts get through the filter. Certainly there’s nothing offensive about Logicalvoices nonsense, but there hits a point where it’s not productive to the conversation, and he writes the same drivel on every.single.thread.

    Please, mods, for the sake of good football conversation start removing this nonsense.

  23. ravenmuscle says: Mar 16, 2013 10:59 AM

    Sure hope the Redskins change that totally racist and disrespectful name. Our Native Americans deserve FAR better than this horrible reference by a thoughtless franchise. We all remember that George Preston Marshall was the last owner to allow African Americans to play on his football team.

    Maybe a name like the Washington PINKEYS would be a more acceptable name.

    It would be great…Pinkeys On The Warpath…la dee daa..dee daaaaa…

  24. castleanthrax says: Mar 16, 2013 11:03 AM

    Lloyd had a decent year by the numbers. It was just frustrating to see he and Brady not on the same page for large chunks. Also watching him hit the turf after each catch was frustrating. Damn nice grabs tho…he’s worth keeping provided they get a legit we to go opposite who’s more physical and not ascared …

  25. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 16, 2013 11:13 AM

    maybe the redskins can pick him up they do need wr’s on that team

  26. Waxxx4321 says: Mar 16, 2013 11:18 AM

    I am Native American and Proud of My Piscataway Native American Tribe….I dont find the name Redskins Offensive at fact im proud I am RED…Did yall see that movie by the way? Bruce Willis? haha

  27. bcgreg says: Mar 16, 2013 11:33 AM

    Pats got Donald Jones too. If Lloyd doesn’t restructure, they’ll sign Sanders, and Lloyd will be bye bye.

  28. mblue24 says: Mar 16, 2013 11:38 AM

    Who cares about RG3 and the Redskins. Damn dude. Get a life. That’s all you write about in every post.

  29. rg3sus says: Mar 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    There needs to be some element of chemistry from last year. Welker is already gone. Toss out Lloyd and i bet Brady throws to his tight ends for the first 8 games. Training camp isn’t enough to build a dynamic passing offense. Even if you have the best qb in the game. Heck, soon as one ball is dropped he will just stoP throwing to anyone wearIng a WR number

  30. fearthehoody says: Mar 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    If Lloyd can actually accumulate more than 5 YAC on the season, give him his money. That is a very tough goal for Lloyd though

  31. sportnorcal says: Mar 16, 2013 11:49 AM

    Lloyd has been worthless since we drafted him in SF years ago. One of the most frustrating players you’ll ever watch.

    He will make 3 of the top 5 catches in the league each month – yet continue to miss the wide open easy plays, wont go over the middle, and always seems more interested in his appearance than being an NFL receiver.

  32. Waxxx4321 says: Mar 16, 2013 11:54 AM

    RAvenHater..Look..We beat yall last year..we beat you with two back up beat yall…you have a overpaid quaterback…i dont care about that superbowl…we beat yall..Straight up….the MVDC…REDSKIN Land…

  33. killitandeatit says: Mar 16, 2013 11:54 AM

    It will take Brady most of 2013 to recover from his broken heart and the thinner wallet because he gave $$$ to help the team . I don’t see much production this year and it would be wise for N.E. to draft a top running back to carry the load. Tommy is spent,Woodhead gone,Lloyd ? and of course the final blow …Welker is gone to their chief rival the Broncos !

  34. lovetbrady says: Mar 16, 2013 12:01 PM

    I was hoping for so much more with Loyld.I guess he never developed the right chemistry with Tom.

  35. lovetbrady says: Mar 16, 2013 12:04 PM

    Actually,logical voices,technically The Steelers are the best team in football if you go by winning%,super bowls and playoff wins.

  36. pcoz99 says: Mar 16, 2013 12:05 PM

    BB get over your ego and bring back Randy. NE would’ve won one of the last 3 SB’s with a deep threat. Why is it wrong to ask for $ in NE? They escort you out and haven’t won in 10 yrs as they’ve gotten rid of Seymour, Moss & now WW. Good luck NE, your brilliant coach is your problem. Lloyd is nothing more than a possession guy his whole career, with one 1,000 yd season. Just as good as the Ocho pickup

  37. sportnorcal says: Mar 16, 2013 12:39 PM

    Wow, Redskin fans really are delusional. Yall.

  38. truths4all says: Mar 16, 2013 12:52 PM

    logicailvoicesays says:
    Mar 16, 2013 10:10 AM
    Another useless “news” story about a player for a team that has no chance to win the Super Bowl.

    This site needs more coverage of RG3 and the Redskins, the best franchise in NFL history.

    These 12 year olds are so funny and so naive. They keep hoping that if they repeat their self-imposed mantra of their fantasy, it will one day come true.

    Only in this case, RG3 will not recover to be the player he once was, and the Redskins will never regain their glory days that are far behind them in their rear-view mirror. Dream on, 12 year old kiddies, dreams are good for you. AND if instead you are the 25 year old who is still living in your mommy’s basement without any job (typical Redskins fan), dream on why you drink and toke yourselves to oblivion bliss; guess that is why you have such a unrealistic view of your Redskins.

  39. hockeyflow33 says: Mar 16, 2013 3:03 PM

    Reiss also reported that a deal was basically done with Welker last week so maybe don’t hold his reports as truth

  40. unclealfie says: Mar 16, 2013 3:48 PM

    I agree logicailvoicesays is a total idiot troll. Extinguish him immediately.

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