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Report: Jacksonville Jaguars not Interested in Trading for Brandon Lloyd

October 15th, 2011 at 8:17 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expected to make a trade for Denver wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Lloyd, who has 283 receiving yards in four games for the Broncos, has reportedly been placed on the trade block and has been linked to several different franchises, but the Jaguars do not seem to be one of those teams according to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.

"The indications I'm getting are that the Jaguars aren't planning trades of any of their players and won't be going after Brandon Lloyd, who the Denver Broncos put on the trading block," Ganguli wrote. "Lloyd's potential suitors include the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers and New York Jets."
The Jaguars have the league's worst offense and a lot of that is because of inconsistent play from wide receivers. Mike Thomas is a solid No.2 but hasn't lived up to being a top target after signing a three-year extension worth $18 million with $9 million in guaranteed money. Jason Hill's play has been up and down too. 
Lloyd, 30, would give the Jaguars a fairly low-risk intermediate option. He's quick in and out of his breaks and has solid hands. 
His contract expires after this season and the 6-foot, 188-pound wide out would be looking for a three-year extension. 
Tanguli wrote that the Jaguars didn't want to reach or overpay to fill a need and getting into a bidding war with other teams for Lloyd, as the franchise has made that mistake before. 
Lloyd would at least give the Jaguars another target though and would be the most talented player at his position. Given his age, he wouldn't be a long term solution either and would be movable if the Jaguars decide to get younger at the position by signing a marquee free agent or drafting a receiver early. 
It might be too late for Lloyd to even make a difference on this year's team any ways, but his presence would greatly help a young Blain Gabbert this season and for the next few years. 
Tags: Brandon Lloyd, Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jason Hill, Mike Thomas, NFL

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