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Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:13 am
Edited on: March 1, 2012 10:48 am
 
By Josh Katzowitz

It makes perfect sense that Rams receiver Brandon Lloyd would try to latch onto New England when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Lloyd, the seventh-ranked free agent in our receiver rankings, wouldn’t mind a reunion with his former coach in Denver, Josh McDaniels, now the Patriots offensive coordinator. But that doesn’t mean St. Louis isn’t trying to re-sign him. And that doesn't mean he'd necessarily mind returning to the Rams.

He’s still their best receiver -- he was traded from Denver (to avoid a locker room issue?) in the middle of the season, and in the final 11 games of the season, he caught 51 passes for 683 yards and five touchdowns, all of which led the team -- and as a result, the organization has begun contract talks with him.

That’s what Rams COO Kevin Demoff told Turf Show Times, saying, “We had initial discussions in Indianapolis. We plan to continue talking."

Lloyd, though, is still leaving open the option of playing for McDaniels in New England, telling CBSSports.com during Super Bowl week, “I’d like to consider myself Josh McDaniels' prized pupil. I would like to continue it.” He also said in that same interview that he was excited about the prospects of playing for new coach Jeff Fisher and new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and playing again with quarterback Sam Bradford.

The Rams could use the franchise tag to keep Lloyd, but they’ve also recently said they won’t do it.



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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:12 am
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

shink213 wrote: "That chick in the background is tryin to get some face time, as if somehow people will recognize her over brandon lloyd haha." Good to see that you're comfortable enough to be out, shink. To each his own.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:08 am
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

notwhatyouthink wrote: "Sorry, that comment was intended for a different article. My computer is very tempermental and seems to jump from page to page without me realizing." Mine, too; oddly enough, mostly it goes to porn sites on its own.



Since: Feb 21, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 5:49 pm
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

that chick in the background is tryin to get some face time, as if somehow people will recognize her over brandon lloyd haha.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

I think Lloyd should go to NE.  He'll be happier playing for Daniels and receiving throws from Brady.  And its been shown that a happy Lloyd is a good Lloyd.  But an unhappy Lloyd is...well...not good for a team.  The Rams need a younger guy that can grow with Bradford.  Lloyd is more like a very good 2nd receiver so they'd better not pay him top receiver money (not breaking the bank would make him unhappy in St. Louis) and they do still need to find a stud WR (which, again, wouldn't make Lloyd happy).  They need someone with much more dangerous YAC potential.  Lloyd, due to his stature in the league, etc, needs to go to a team that has a system he respects and can do well in without being the sole target.  NE is perfect for him, although they do need a long threat too.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 2:13 pm
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

Like to see Lloyd stay with the Rams, but I heard he would like to go to the Pats.




Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:58 am
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

Sorry, that comment was intended for a different article. My computer is very tempermental and seems to jump from page to page without me realizing.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:55 am
 

Rams have begun contract talks with Lloyd

Does the President have the power to enact a change? If so, I would, for once, support him.


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