The NFL trade deadline is closely approaching and with that realization the Denver Broncos are currently seeking a new home for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd.
According to NFL sources the Bronco’s have three to four teams interested in Lloyd including the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans. In exchange for their pro bowler the Broncos are seeking a third to fifth round draft pick.
If the Bronco’s don’t pass off Lloyd before the Tuesday deadline they won’t be able to trade him until the 2012 season begins in March.
The Bronco’s need to remove Lloyd from their active roster to make room for the return this week of Demaryius Thomas (Achilles and broken finger injury) and Eddie Royal. The nine season veteran has been the starting receiver alongside third-round 2010 draft pick Eric Decker.
NFL sources also told the DenverPost:
Additionally, the Broncos are expected to shift to a more ball control, run-oriented offense withTim Tebowtaking over at quarterback following the demotion of Kyle Orton.
Lloyd would be a steal for any team that picks him up, last season he led the NFL receiving corp with 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns with 77 catches. Lloyd is earning $1.395 million for the current season.
For Brandon Lloyd it’s business as usual after having already played for San Francisco, Washington and Chicago during his 9 year career.
This season Lloyd has 19 catches for 283 yards and no touchdowns although he did miss one regular season game with a groin strain.
The Broncos play Miami on Oct. 23.
Where do you think Brandon Lloyd should end up?