Brandon Lloyd may be one-and-done in New England, and if he does leave the Patriots after just one year, it will be as much a result of off-field issues as his on-field production.
Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots will probably not pick up Lloyd’s $3 million option bonus, and that the Patriots got tired of Lloyd’s behavior in the locker room and on the practice field last season.
Lloyd is a favorite of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, and he had a solid season in 2012, with 74 catches for 911 yards and four touchdowns. But while Lloyd is always good for a few spectacular catches, for the most part he looked more like a replaceable cog in a great passing attack than a game changer.
And if you’re just a replaceable cog on the field while causing trouble off the field, your job is not safe.