Brandon Lloyd gives up football for acting

AP

Like so many other NFL players (especially receivers), Brandon Lloyd apparently wants to be an actor.  Unlike so many other NFL players (especially receivers), Lloyd apparently is going to be one.

According to Nick Underhill of MassLive.com, the 10-year veteran makes his acting debut with Daniel Baldwin in a straight-to-DVD movie about zombies.

After Effect will be released on October 8.  In it, Brandon Lloyd plays Sgt. Chuck Lloyd.

To find out whether the former Patriot named Lloyd playing a character named Lloyd ends up having the same fate as another guy named Lloyd who had an unfortunate encounter (allegedly) with a former Patriot named Hernandez, you’ll need to buy or rent or do whatever it is that people now do to watch movies.

That likely will be the only way to see Brandon Lloyd this year.  He repeatedly has spurned offers to play, including an inquiry from the Patriots.