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Broncos Trade Rumors: Brandon Lloyd Pursued By Three Teams, Including San Francisco 49ers, According To Report

The NFL trade deadline comes on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 2:00 p.m. MT and the Denver Broncos are the center of many trade rumors surrounding their wide receivers. Brandon Lloyd has been the main object of those rumors and it now appears that the Broncos are actively looking for a team to take him. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the San Francisco 49ers, the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots are all talking with the Broncos about acquiring the wide receiver.

The 49ers, reportedly the most interested in Lloyd, originally drafted Lloyd back in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Lloyd has his best season before 2010 while in San Francisco when he caught 48 passes for 733 yards in 2005. San Francisco could use another wide receiver after a season-ending injury to Josh Morgan.

The Rams also make sense since the Josh McDaniels is the team's offensive coordinator. The Patriots still run an offense that is similar to the one that Lloyd operated in during his time under McDaniels.

If the Broncos are serious about trading Lloyd, and it appears that they are, they will likely need to back off from their asking price of a third to fifth round choice.

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