REPORT: Broncos Trade WR Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams for Sixth Round Pick




Jason La Canfora reported on Monday morning that the Denver Broncos traded wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams, and according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, they will receive a sixth round pick that can escalate to a fifth based on Lloyd's catches.

Lloyd made the Pro Bowl with Denver last season after catching 77 passes for 1,448 yards and a career high 11 touchdowns.

He was acquired by the Broncos as a free agent in 2009 after stints with the 49ers, Redskins, and Bears.

This trade is interesting for the Rams because they are already 0-5 and seemingly out of contention in their own division with the 49ers already 5-1, so barring some kind of historic collapse, this move doesn't make sense in the short term unless St. Louis believes they can re-sign Lloyd after this season and he can help Sam Bradford develop into the quarterback everyone thought he was turning into last season.

Bradford has been a wild disappointment so far this season, so adding a playmaker like Lloyd could be just what the doctor ordered.

As for the Broncos, this deal makes sense because Lloyd has no long-term future in Denver and they needed to get something out of him while they still could. Even though he is a highlight reel catch machine, Denver is deep enough at wide receiver to make this move, especially with the anticipated return of Demaryius Thomas.

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