On Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, the assembled foursome of Rodney Harrison, Scott Pioli, Erik Kuselias, and yours truly addressed whether the Patriots should pursue receiver Brandon Lloyd.
As it turns out, they have.
The Patriots, Jets, and 49ers are among at least six teams that have approached Lloyd about playing in 2013. Per a source with knowledge of the discussions, Lloyd consistently has rejected all overtures. (Curtains, lights.)
Lloyd has no interest in playing, taking the position that he’s neither physically nor mentally ready to continue.
A 10-year NFL veteran, Lloyd would be entitled to a minimum salary of $940,000 on a one-year deal. But he apparently won’t be extending a career that culminated in a 911-yard performance last year with the Patriots.
Lloyd’s best year came in 2010, when he generated a league-leading 1,448 yards with the Broncos. Until further notice, Lloyd’s total for 2013 will remain at zero.