Brandon Lloyd, who spent 2012 with the New England Patriots and played for six different teams during his 10 year NFL career, is planning to retire, according to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora.
Lloyd leaves with 385 receptions and 35 touchdowns in his career. He was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round (124th overall) in 2002 out of Illinois. From there he went to the Redskins, Chicago Bears, Broncos, Rams and finally the New England Patriots.
Brandon Lloyd leaves at the top of his game putting up 74 catches, 900 yards and four touchdowns last fall.
Lloyd was released by the Pats in March and remains without an NFL team as the season gets underway. The lack of interest this offseason left the 32-year-old receiver without much hope apparently and now Lloyd “doesn’t plan to play” this season.
I am sad to see him go as Brandon Lloyd was literally the first star athlete I ever interviewed for a story. At least he was the first future college football star and eventual NFL player I in...