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Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

Posted on: October 15, 2011 10:49 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

When rumors started swirling that Denver had thrown wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on the trading block, a trio of teams emerged as most-likely destinations for the veteran: the Titans, the Rams and the Panthers.

All have a pressing need for receivers, after all. However, the Panthers, according to GM Marty Hurney, aren't interested in trading for anyone by Tuesday's deadline.

"We're not talking to anybody about any trades," Rivera said after practice Friday, per Ron Green Jr. of the Charlotte Observer. "And as of right now, we have no intention [of trade talks]."

We mentioned on the podcast, but the Panthers are simultaneously a fantastic and a horrible fit for Lloyd. They'd be great because Rod Chudzinski's offense is substantially more vertical than the "Fox Ball" being played in Denver right now. And Cam Newton needs another reliable target -- Legadu Naanee's mad one or two Panthers fans unhappy with dropped balls this year -- alongside Steve Smith.

But Carolina's also a team building for its future. Lloyd's on a one-year deal and will become a free agent, so unless he's the guy that puts the Panthers over the top and into the playoffs (and he's not), then it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to give up anything of value, even a fifth-rounder, for him.

Besides, if he ends up staying in Denver for the rest of the year, he'll probably be cheaper as a free agent anyway, after the Broncos get done sinking his value.

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Comments

Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2011 10:34 am
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

I don't understand why the Bears aren't looking to acquire Lloyd? I wonder what the asking price is? A 5th round pick sounds good.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2011 10:04 am
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

Would be fitting if ex-Panthers coach Fox traded his only decent WR back to them while his current Broncos team sucks and will now run the Tebow option. Might be time for John Elway to explore tv options b/c conservative coach Fox isn`t going to win anything with that cast in Denver.



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 4:26 am
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

Nanee is not the answer for the Panthers, would be nice to see another wide receiver as option besides Steve Smith. I think Lloyd would be a good option. But i think it is also a good idea for them to get one in next draft knowing they will draft high enough to get Blackmon preferably.



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 4:23 am
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

Nanee is not the answer for the Panthers, would be nice to see another wide receiver as option besides Steve Smith. I think Lloyd would be a good option. But i think it is also a good idea for them to get one in next draft knowing they will draft high enough to get Blackmon preferably.



Since: Feb 16, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

Clint, the panthers offense is probably the most improved in the league from last year, however it is no where near "elite" and desperately is in need of another wideout. That being said trading for lloyd is not the answer, better to wait and try and get another WR out of the draft or free agency.



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

Panthers don't need Lloyd. The offense is elite the way it is. David Gettis will be back next year and there is the possibility of selecting Jeffery or Blackmon in the draft. This offense is high-powered enough and is beginning to mesh with the youth. If we were 3-2 or 4-1 right now, this would be a different story. Panthers will have their offense mesh this year and will come out even stronger next year. Look for the Panthers to make a playoff run in 2012.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

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Posted on: October 15, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

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Posted on: October 15, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Hurney: Panthers 'not talking' trade for WR Lloyd

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