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Here are some notes from ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss regarding some of the Patriots offseason decisions.
According to Reiss, WR Brandon Lloyd isn’t a “lock” to be back in New England next season.
Lloyd, 31, is set to make $1.9 million next season along with a $3 million club option. Signing Lloyd was supposed to give them the vertical threat that they’ve been without since they parted ways with Randy Moss, but that wasn’t the case.
Lloyd did, however, finish the year with 74 receptions, 911 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
Still, reports from earlier in the week mentioned that there’s a good chance that the Patriots will look to overhaul their receiving corp in the coming months. We’ll have to see if that includes Lloyd amongst others.
Reiss believes OT Sebastian Vollmer is a “top priority” for the Patriots this offseason.
Vollmer, 28, is set to be an unrestricted free agent in the next few months and figures to be a candidate for the team’s franchi
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