The New England Patriots haven’t had a legitimate deep threat wideout since Randy Moss. Many players have come and gone in the pursuit of trying to take hold of the “X” position, but to no avail.
In preparation for the upcoming season, similar to previous summers, the Patriots organization is on a mission to try and acquire a star-caliber wide receiver in free agency that has the talent to stretch the field and provide the team with big-play ability. That’s right people; Chad Ochocinco is not cutting it.
So which players do the Patriots have an eye on?
According to NFL.com, free agent wide receiver, Brandon Lloyd is very close to landing in New England. Lloyd had made it public that he had some interests in playing for the Patriots. Who wouldn’t?
With Josh McDaniels returning to New England as the offensive coordinator, the relationship between Lloyd and McDaniels [Lloyd’s head coach while playing for the Broncos] will certainly play a big role in getting the new wide receiver acclimated to the New England offense. Many people thought grasping the Patriots offense would be a piece of cake due to the play of veteran future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady, but we’ve all seen how Chad Ochocinco struggled.
It’s important that everyone’s on the same page. Given that Brandon Lloyd signs with the Pats, Brady and his new weapon will have all the time they need to be ready. After all, the lockout has since been a distant memory and the players can finally now focus on just playing football.
Expect Brandon Lloyd to sign with the New England Patriots in the coming days.
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