While the NFL trade deadline doesn't carry the same intensity that the NBA and MLB ones do, there are still plenty of storylines that are drawing interest. Brandon Lloyd, a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, is the biggest name on the trading block, and the Patriots' are apparently interested bringing in the veteran wideout.
The San Francisco 49ers appear to be showing the strongest interest in the acrobatic receiver, but the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams also were in discussions, according to two NFL sources. (via Denver Post)
Lloyd, who is in his ninth season in the league, began his career with the San Francisco 49ers where he played for three seasons (45 games) and recorded 1,510 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. After his time in San Francisco, Lloyd played two seasons with the Washington Redskins, but struggled through that stint, recording only 379 receiving yards and zero touchdowns in 23 games.
Another lackluster season, this time in Chicago (364 receiving yards, 2 TDs in 11 games) didn't help his value, and in 2009 he joined the Broncos, where he put up more bland numbers - 117 receiving yards, 0 TDs - in two games.
Last season, Lloyd finally broke onto the scene with a career season, racking up 1,448 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 16 games. However, this season, Lloyd has regressed again, totaling only 283 yards and zero touchdowns in four games.