Brandon Lloyd Traded To St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos Receive 2012 6th Rd Pick

The Denver Broncos have traded wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams after a week of speculation leading up to Tuesday's NFL trade deadline. The Denver Broncos received a 2012 sixth round selection, but could become a 2012 fifth round pick if Lloyd catches 30 passes the remainder of the season, according to Adam Schefter.

For the season, Lloyd has 19 receptions for 283 yards and zero touchdowns, far off his pace from last season (1,448 yards, 11 touchdowns). After that great 2010 season, Lloyd had just 2011 left on his contract and it was unlikely that the Broncos were going to give him a big contract extension. Lloyd's role had diminished this season as well with John Fox's return to the running game.

He will be Sam Bradford's No. 1 target in St. Louis as the Rams attempt to find a win after starting 0-5. Josh McDaniels turned Lloyd into a wonder in 2010, but can he do it again in 2011?

For more on the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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