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Oakland Raiders need to consider Brandon Lloyd

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08:05 PM ET 04.17 | The last time the Oakland Raiders signed a former 49ers wide receiver (not named Ashley Lelie), the man spearheaded a record-breaking aerial attack to the Super Bowl. Brandon Lloyd is no Jerry Rice (understatement of the year), but the 31-year-old would help an inconsistent Oakland receiving corps. Lloyd is currently unemployed after failing to renegotiate his three-year, $12 million contract with the New England Patriots, which was his sixth NFL employer. His production did his job security no favors, catching 74 of a possible 130 Tom Brady throws, and averaging a six-year-low 12.3 yards per reception. Despite the reasonably high 2012 expectations, Lloyd caught just four touchdowns. When he isn't paired with Kyle Orton (in Chicago or Denver), the 2010 Second Team All-Pro regularly disappears. Once in his 10-year NFL career, Lloyd eclipsed the 1,000 yard receiving mark.

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Brandon Lloyd, AP Photo/Damian Strohmeyer Brandon Lloyd, AP Photo/Damian Strohmeyer
April 18, 2013  12:42 AM ET

What will DJ say?

April 18, 2013  06:24 AM ET

What did Brandon Lloyddo to deserve that?

April 18, 2013  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What did Brandon Lloyd do to deserve that?

He didn't click with Brady. He always seemed to be 6 inches short of the pass.

April 18, 2013  08:36 AM ET

So, who is playing QB for Oakland? Or are they going to go another season before picking up a guy who deserves to start in the NFL?

April 18, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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So, who is playing QB for Oakland? Or are they going to go another season before picking up a guy who deserves to start in the NFL?

Pryor. Personally, I'd like to see what he could do with all the first unit snaps in OTAs and training camp going into the season.

April 18, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Brandon Lloyd is nothing special, but he's gold compared to the Raiders and whomever would be throwing to him.

April 18, 2013  09:05 AM ET

He'll just go wherever they're willing to lease him for another year.

April 18, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Pryor. Personally, I'd like to see what he could do with all the first unit snaps in OTAs and training camp going into the season.

Agreed... They gotta give this kid a fair shot. Something tells me he is ready..

April 18, 2013  09:33 AM ET

He would definately help the raiders. Remember now that al Davis is gone, the front office is making some relatively decent player management decisions.

April 18, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So, who is playing QB for Oakland? Or are they going to go another season before picking up a guy who deserves to start in the NFL?

since they are considering VY, why not just go to the local high school and get a QB???? what are they thinking in the Bay area???

April 18, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Still say he might end up back in NE.

That happens a lot in NE.

He might not be perfect but 70 plus catches isn't exactly chopped liver.

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