Brandon Lloyd en route to Bay Area for visit with 49ers

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NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd is currently en route to the Bay Area for a visit to the 49ers’ facility.

The Niners signed Randy Moss earlier in the week. Lloyd, like Moss, is a vertical wide receiver who makes his money playing on the perimeter. However, Moss’ contract contained no guaranteed money, and San Francisco apparently isn’t satisfied with its receiver group after the move.

The 49ers also hosted free agent wideout Chaz Schilens on Tuesday evening. They appear to be interested in overhauling a receiver corps that got consistent production from only one player last season — former first-round pick Michael Crabtree.

Lloyd is the No. 9 overall player on the PFT Hot 100.

59 responses to “Brandon Lloyd en route to Bay Area for visit with 49ers

  1. He would be a good replacement for Morgan and he is already familiar with Alex. Could be a very nice signing if they land him

  2. Is Kyle Orton en route to San Fran aswell?

    I thought not wanting to play for a run first offense and mediocre QB who didn’t heave up jump-balls to you 8-10 times a game is why you left the Broncos.

    Either way, still love ya B-Lloyd.

    One of the most underrated pass catchers in the game.

    Dude makes ridiculous catch after ridiculous catch every game.

  3. YES! i remember lloyd making spectacular catches vs the seahwawks and eagles when he was with sf in the beginning of his career. had lots of great grabs. now that he has established himself as one of the top wr’s in the league, he will fit right in (if niners sign him). man im pumped up for tmrws workout!! IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST!!

  4. With all the moves the 49ers are making it appears they are taking themselves out of the Manning Sweepstakes. They’re not going to have the cap space to pay PM what he’d want when all is said and done unless they get him to agree to a smaller contract with lots of incentives based on health/injury.

  5. I absolutely loved the talent he showed in his young days in san fran, always thought he could be a star, just took longer than i thought it would

  6. I don’t get the Reggie Wayne re-signing with Colts. Does he know something about Peyton? Why would he not wait and see? Would Colts have taken back offer?

    No action with Alex Smith (yet), Randy Moss at no risk (whom PFT FWIW says is bad fit with Smith), Brandon Lloyd coming back (?). Sure, we need wideouts, but…

    Miami trades Marshall and talking to Flynn…they must be out. Cards good fit, but no cap space. Denver has D. Thomas/Decker, not stellar but productive plus AFC.

    Titans may look like new #1, with Denver and Cards still in it, but I will sleep a bit less tonight wondering if SF may be pulling a behind the scenes move for Peyton. Still doubt it, but less than a few hours ago.

  7. I was wondering if the Niners were going to make a run at Lloyd. I recently saw him on ESPN and he seems like he is more focused on winning but I’m still not sure if he is a team player. I would rather they make a run at Mike Wallace. I know they would have to give up a 1st rounder and he is going to get a big contract but he is a proven receiver with amazing speed. If ever it was a good time to give up a first round pick it is this year. The #30 pick for one of the best young receivers in the league is a bargain. It would be great if San Fran finally had a true proven #1 receiver again.

  8. Oh man. B-Lloyd was superbad when he played here before…. I thought he never really got a fair shake, but now that I’ve heard some of the stories about him in the locker room trying to be a rapper, I hope he’s grown up. If he has, he is as bad as it gets. If it doesn’t explode, Moss, Lloyd, Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, and Frank Gore…. with the exact same defense as last year…. Let’s GO!!

  9. Could be dangerous with Moss, Lloyd, Crabtree and Vernon Davis as receiving threats. Then you have to worry about Gore running the rock down your throat.

  10. that would be a fantastic pickup! Its a shame that Lloyd started showcasing his playmaking skills the year after he left the Niners.

  11. its either SF or NE for Lloyd. i think he will sign with NE, but if he does sign with SF its Moss, Crabtree, Lloyd and Kyle Williams. thats a solid group that still would likely add another via the draft. Schilens is intriguing too, tremendous upside if he can stay healthy.

  12. Hey Brandon, Alex Smith… Tom Brady… Alex Smith… Tom Brady…

    Think before you leap.

  13. Yeah, that was definitely a weak point. Many will point to Alex Smith as the problem in the passing game, but it’s a two way street and no one can deny that it is a lot easier for a QB when he has talent around him.

    The only thing that is strange about this is that Llyod and Moss are a little too similar. But with them on the outside, and Crabtree out of the slot, it could work.

    Kyle Williams will no doubt be the fourth, and Ginn can do what he was born to do, return kicks and sit on the bench.

  14. Who the F is going to throw it?!!!! Many millions being spent on wr’s when the qb only threw 17 tds. Worst qb in the league hands down. Make a play for Flynn at least.

  15. It’s good to see the niners making all these moves, but I think they should have just forked out the cash to vjax… I guess there is still hope for Colston.

  16. Not worth mentioning that the Niners drafted Lloyd and reportedly traded him back in ’06 because him and Alex Smith couldn’t get along? I guess money trumps everything, but this still seems odd.

  17. These diva WR’s the 9ers are looking at n could possibly have is a but scary, not gonna lie. but if Harbaugh can take these men and make them into co-exist with each other 49ers will be a legit contender for another superbowl run. All 11 players are back in defense and 9ers adding weapons on offense for Alex whenever he decides to come back. And we haven’t even hit the draft yet n its looking great. I feel bad for the NFC west teams. No chance in helllll to be top dog.

  18. I live in the Bay Area, so I’ve seen both teams a lot (well, not really considering the Raiders are blacked out half the season, but whatever). Chaz Schilens has shown flashes of greatness when he’s on the field. However, he’s on the field so little due to injury that it’s impossible to see if its just glimpses or reality. Hopefully we’ll see soon enough by him staying on the field healthy.

  19. Brandon Lloyd would be a good pickup for us. Upgrading that WR core after losing J. Morgan… Would love the offense were building. Gore, V.D , Walker, Crabtree, Moss, Lloyd.. having some weapons would really Help Alex Smith. But I’m still holding out hope for Manning , I know its a long shot. But you never know… Gotta resign Tedd Ginn , he was a key giving us great field position on returns…Should spend that first round pick on Fleener or someone that can help right away. Glad to see our 3 key D free agents back. Rogers, Goldson, Brooks. All 11 STARTERS back ! Start of perhaps a legendary Defense ! Keep up the great work Harbaugh and Baalke. Us Ninerfaithful believe in you 2!

  20. Moss, Crabtree, and Lloyd (and lets not forget Vernon) have pretty substantial egos. Is there enough room for them all to get their share of the ball? All of those players will want something close to 1000 next year. It’s doubtful that Alex could deliver, and likely that one and maybe even two could be the odd man (or men) out. Schillenz might be a better option, at least he’d be comfortable in a #3 role.

  21. I’d be happy if he came back. He was an idiot the first time round but he seems to have matured now. Still gonna miss Morgan though.

  22. No use in talking about Colston as he has resigned with the Saints. I’d GREATLY prefer Mike Wallace over Lloyd but maybe Harbaalke (yes, i’m stealing someone’s nickname for them) doesn’t want to give up the 1st round pick? If we’re indeed not going after Manning then I think we should at least be talking to Flynn in case Alex flakes out. I don’t know about Kyle Orton.

  23. Those attitude and alligator arms days are far behind Lloyd, that was over five years ago. Watch this guy’s highlights from the past two seasons, he was incredible. If the price is right, go for him.

  24. sportsking604 says:
    Mar 14, 2012 2:27 AM
    Who the F is going to throw it?!!!! Many millions being spent on wr’s when the qb only threw 17 tds. Worst qb in the league hands down. Make a play for Flynn at least.


    Really? Worse then Gabbert or Painter? Or Skelton or Ponder? Apparently all you care about is the TD stat, but even then Alex Smith was ranked 17th, which means there were at least 15 QBs with significant starting time who had fewer TDs then him.

    But as far as completion percentage, he was rated 11th in the league. He had the fewest interceptions in the NFL. And don’t forget that during the playoffs, when defenses come together and have a tendency to stifle opposing offenses, Alex Smith had 5 tds and 0 ints. All the while he has had no support from his WR corps who consisted of Braylon Edwards who was injured for much of the season and never seemed to get open, Crabtree who was injured for the first part of the season, Morgan who was lost for the season during the Tampa game, and Ginn who’s talents are in the return game and that’s about it. What’s more, because he was behind the worst Offensive Line in the NFL (giving up the most sacks of any team in the regular season) Vernon Davis, the most dangerous target Smith has, spent most of the first of the season blocking just to keep Smith upright.

    Smith might not be elite or even great, but saying he’s the worst QB in the NFL is just silly and invalidates your point. By every statistical measure he ranks in the middle or higher among QBs, and considering that during the season the 49ers put the ball in his hands many times to win it in the fourth quarter, including against a red hot Saints team in the playoffs, and he came through most of the time maybe means you should cut the guy some slack.

  25. Harbaugh needs to be more careful IMO:

    Lloyd and Moss are not locker room types and both are quick to voice their concerns when not getting their allotment of throws.

    Neither is a good blocker. The OL is built to block on running plays.

    Are the Niner’s now becoming a passing team with Alex Smith? Both Lloyd and Moss like the deep ball. Probably Alex Smith’s worst accuracy is his deep ball.

    In my estimation TO would be a better fit than either of these two. He blocks and he will go over the middle much to Alex Smith’s strength.

  26. Right on funkylovemonkey, I (almost) totally agree. I’d only argue that you make a similar mistake by calling our front five “the worst Offensive Line in the NFL”. With the limitations of our receiving corps this year, AND attempting to stay within himself this year, Alex frequently held the ball way too long. There’s a reason he threw the fewest int’s last year — he was hardly ever willing to take a chance. Other great QB’s do — eg Eli Manning: he WOULD have been intercepted in the NFC Title game but for the freak accident that both Goldson and Brown had a bead on it and knocked each other out of the play. He’s not only highly capable, he’s willing to take chances. You just hope that there’s more big plays than interceptions.

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