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The Denver Broncos informed the NFL they are interested in trading wide receiver Brandon Lloyd before the trade death-line expires after week six. The Broncos are on a bye week, but they have a 1-4 against the betting spread record this season.
According to some sources, the Broncos looks to get a three to a five round pick for the next draft, and apparently there are three teams
interested in getting Lloyd’s services (The Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers amount the strongest).
The reasons for this trade are that nor the Broncos, or Lloyd have showed interest to sign a contract extension, especially considering the wide receiver will be a free agent at the end of the year. Also, Denver’s executives feel pretty confident that they’ll be ok. now that Demaryius Thomas and Eddie Royal will be back to the lineup next week against
the Miami Dolphins, after both receivers were out with injuries.
The 30 years old, 2010 Pro Bowl wide receiver, Lloyd, is making $1.395 million this year, a number below the market value for a receiver who led the NFL last season with 1,448 yards. Plus, he had 11 touchdowns and made both Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton look like good passers.
As we mentioned early in the week, Tim Tebow will start against the Dolphins next week, but taking away his best target seems like a cheap shot for this horrible offense looking for a spark
Lloyd was a free-agent pickup three seasons ago after playing previously with San Francisco, Washington and Chicago without making any big noise.
The Denver Broncos organization haven’t commented about the trade, nor Brandon Lloyd, however, some rumors suggest that amount the possible deal with Carolina, quarterback Jimmy Clausen could land in Denver; remember Clausen was drafted by John Fox in Carolina and could be the reunion for these two.