Broncos Sign WR Brandon Lloyd

The Broncos added to their receiving corps on Monday by signing free-agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Lloyd, a seven-year veteran, is no stranger to Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton. In 2008, Lloyd teamed with Orton in Chicago, totaling 26 receptions for 364 yards with two touchdowns. Lloyd saw time in 11 games with five starts for the Bears in 2008. He was a popular target of Orton's in September, posting a team-high 249 receiving yards on 15 catches that ranked 20th in the NFL while tying for eighth in the league in yards per reception during that time.

Prior to his tenure in Chicago, Lloyd spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons with the Washington Redskins and 2003-2005 with the San Francisco 49ers. A fourth-round selection by the 49ers in the 2003 NFL Draft, Lloyd made an immediate impact in the Bay Area. After appearing in 16 games as a rookie, the wide receiver registered consecutive seasons with at least 40 receptions and 500 receiving yards for the 49ers from 2004-05 -- starting 28-of-29 games played for the club over that period. He set career highs in catches with 48 and receiving yards with 733 for San Francisco in 2005 after hauling in a personal-best six receiving touchdowns for the 49ers in 2004.

In 79 career regular-season games with 47 starts, Lloyd has totaled 156 receptions for 2,253 yards with 15 touchdowns. He owns four 100-yard receiving games and has started at least 12 games in a season three times for his NFL career.

At the University of Illinois, Lloyd was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection who finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history in both receiving yards with 2,583 and receiving touchdowns with 21. Lloyd, whose 160 career receptions placed third in school annals, became the second player in Illinois history to post two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.



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