According to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, wide receiver Brandon Lloyd could be back on the NFL field in 2014. Reports out of San Francisco have the veteran wideout in talks with the 49ers on a deal that would team him up with Michael Crabtree , Anquan Boldin , and Vernon Davis in the team's passing attack.
Lloyd did not play last season, and will be 33 years old when the 2014 season starts. He last played for the New England Patriots in 2012, catching 74 balls for 911 yards and four touchdowns.
Lloyd's absence from the league last year was odd. It appeared that he simply didn't want to play anymore. He reportedly had at least six teams offer him an opportunity to play, but turned them all down. His last season in the league, 2012, Lloyd was productive, ranking inside the top 30 at his position in PPR formats and was one of Tom Brady's favorite targets in New England.
If Lloyd returns to the team that drafted him back in 2003, it won't be anything to get excited about in regards to him. Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin are locked in as the top two receivers for San Fran. Neither of the two are extremely fast, so when he's on the field, Lloyd, who can probably still stretch the field a bit, would at least keep safeties honest. If anyone benefits from this potential signing, it's probably tight end Vernon Davis.
All of this is purely speculation based on his "potential" signing. If the team and Lloyd do indeed agree to a deal, he'll be interesting to watch throughout camp and the pre-season.