Brandon Lloyd’s Release Leaves Gaping Hole Patriots Must Fill

March 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots are short one at the receiver position, and it's a gaping hole the team must fill immediately.
According to the Patriots' Twitter page, veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been released by the team:
Lloyd never amounted to the kind of deep threat New England had hoped for, but he still put up solid numbers nonetheless. In his only season with the team, Lloyd caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns.
The reason for the release of Lloyd at this time was because the 31-year-old was due a $3 million roster bonus (per Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com), and obviously the Patriots had no intention of paying it.
Losing Lloyd would be a huge blow to the Pats offense if they can't replace him.
His departure would leave New England thin at the receiver position with only newly signed Danny Amendola and Donald Jones being legit targets for quarterback Tom Brady to throw to aside from the team's two star tight ends, Rob Gronkowski ...

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