Patriots have reached agreement with free-agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.
What Lloyd did in 2011 was rather remarkable. After coming off a career season in 2010 (77 catches for 1,448 yards and 11 TDs), he was traded midseason to the Rams, where he quickly found a groove with Sam Bradford, catching 51 passes for 683 yards and five TDs over the final 11 games. Given the circumstances, those are pretty impressive numbers. Lloyd expressed an interest in following Josh McDaniels to New England, where he's a great addition to an already stellar receiving corps. There isn't a ton of upside here since there are only so many targets to go around, but he'd add another dimension to a passing game that definitely needs another intermediate/deep threat.