Brandon Lloyd didn't register a snap last season after spending 2012 with New England.
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The San Francisco 49ers signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Lloyd was originally drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and racked up 105 receptions for 1,510 yards and 13 touchdowns over three seasons with the club.
The 32-year-old wideout didn't register a snap last season after compiling 74 catches for 911 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games with New England in 2012. The Patriots released Lloyd last April.
Lynch tries to wake up his echoes
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
When talking about the NFL Draft, "can't miss" can turn into "never was" in a matter of months.
Player evaluation has always been more volatile than the stock market. Take Teddy Bridgewater, for instance. The former Louisville standout was the No. 1-rated prospect on many boards after taking his last snap for the Cardinals and the top-rated quarterback by a country mile.
Today, despite the fact Bridgewater has yet to take one competitive snap in the interim, numerous scouts have downgraded him behind fellow signal callers Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel, while some others have even vaulted Derek Carr, who has undergone his own roller-coaster ride during this process, ahead of him.