WR Brandon Lloyd retires after 11 NFL seasons

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has announced his retirement after 11 NFL seasons. In a statement issued Thursday, Lloyd said he has no regrets and is ''blessed to leave the game in such a healthy and happy place.'' The 34-year-old receiver played for six teams in his 142-game career. He led the league in yards receiving (1,448) in 2010, the only year he was selected for the Pro Bowl...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Lloyd announces retirement

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd announced his retirement from the NFL after playing for six teams in 11 seasons. Lloyd, 34, retires with 399 catches for 5,989 yards and 36 touchdown receptions.  Lloyd spent the 2014 season with the San Francisco 49ers, the same team he began his career with.  He also played for the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran WR Brandon Lloyd Retires From NFL

Veteran WR Brandon Lloyd announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, per Nick Wagoner. Albert Breer has a statement from Lloyd regarding his decision to call it a career: Former Niner/Redskin/Bear/Bronco/Ram/Patriot WR Brandon Lloyd announces his retirement. Here's the press release: — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 22, 2015 Lloyd, 34...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Four WRs the Panthers should call after Benjamin injury

Following the unfortunate season-ending ACL injury to Kelvin Benjamin, the Carolina Panthers are suddenly in a bind at the wide receiver position. Benjamin was supposed to be Cam Newton’s go-to guy this season after bursting onto the scene as a rookie in 2014 with 73 receptions, 1,003 yards and nine touchdowns. Now that he’s out of the picture until the 2016 season, the Panthers...
Via Sportsnaut
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Be Draft Literate: Crash Course on the 49ers Draft

View image | This year I decided that I would work hard to ensure that all fans are, at the very least, draft literate.  To ensure the literacy of fans for this year’s draft, I will be doing a series of articles, one for each team. In these articles, I will share basic information for fans to read to gain a light understanding of the draft for their team. ...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears are the only team with top five offensive and defensive coordinators

It’s not quite worst to first, but the Chicago Bears hiring of coordinators Vic Fangio and Adam Gase is the closest emulation of such a notion in recent memory of the NFL. Gase’s group in Denver was fourth in the league in total offense last year, with 403/YPG. This is a significant step from former Bears’ OC Aaron Kromer, who led the league in egregious media leaks and whose...
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Front Office Insider: What's wrong with Jim Harbaugh's offense?

The San Francisco 49ers' struggles on offense have as much to do with identity as they do with execution. Over the past three seasons, the 49ers had the most rushing attempts and fewest passing plays of any team in the league. But this year that changed. In an ever-evolving league where the passing game has become more and more important, Harbaugh and coordinator Greg Roman wanted...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Report: Brandon Lloyd, Frank Gore, Justin Smith

The San Francisco 49ers will renew pleasantries with the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving night, in a game that is looking crucial for both team's playoff chances. Here is a look at San Francisco's injury rundown, prior to an official injury report for Thursday night's game. #459470514 / Running back Frank Gore (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin Slacking Off at Practice

The San Francisco 49ers have some good wide receivers on the squad. That Brandon Lloyd guy? Not bad. Michael Crabtree? Yeah, he doesn't suck. But Anquan Boldin?Doesn't he realize that everyone is catching with just one hand now? A video posted by Cam Inman (@49erscam) on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:57pm PST Read more »
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stevie Johnson: The ‘X-Factor’ in Waiting

If Stevie Johnson is frustrated with his limited role, he certainly isn’t showing it. The veteran wide receiver caught zero passes in the San Francisco 49ers 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, which marked the first time since 2009 that he’s gone an entire game without making a catch—a streak that stretched 70 games. On Monday in the locker room, when a reporter...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the New Orleans Saints could lose to San Francisco

It’s a rematch of a terrific game last year in which the Saints came out on top 23-20. Even though the 49ers are coming off a stunning loss to the St. Louis Rams, we found five reasons that they could turn things around and upset the Saints at home. 5.) Talented receivers could stretch Saints’ secondary thin   Often overlooked, the San Francisco 49ers have one of the most...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Manning Makes History As Broncos Roll Past San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers were on the wrong side of history on Sunday night in Denver. Peyton Manning uncorked four touchdown passes to break the all-time NFL record. The 49ers were also on the wrong side of the scoreline, as the Denver Broncos cruised to a 42-17 win. Manning carved up a depleted 49ers’ defense, as the veteran signal caller was 22-for-26 and racked up 318 yards....
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams’ emphasis on rookie contributions should remain going forward

In a cruel bit of pigskin déjà vu, the Rams again let an early lead slip through their fingers in a 31-17 Monday Night Football loss to the visiting San Francisco 49ers. The team shot out to a 14-0 point first quarter advantage reminiscent to the 21-0 lead earned against the Cowboys in the week prior to their bye. However, the team’s common miscommunication and issues with mental...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco at St. Louis: 3 Things We Learned

The 49ers came away with a win against the Rams 31-17, and it took the whole team to do it. The following are three things we learned from the game.1. One for all and all for one.After the 1st quarter was played, things did not look good for The 49ers, as they trailed 14-0. However The 49ers defense really showed up in the second half with Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta both getting...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers throttle Rams 31-17 for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) The 49ers had Austin Davis on the run. San Francisco counterpart Colin Kaepernick had all day. San Francisco's defense took charge after spotting the St. Louis Rams 14 points, sacking Davis five times in the 49ers' 31-17 victory on Monday night. Kaepernick wasn't sacked, and he threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns, putting the 49ers' comeback into high gear on...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Reel Off 24 Points In A Row to Top St. Louis Rams

After spotting the St. Louis Rams a 14-point lead, the San Francisco 49ers ripped off 24 unanswered to beat their division rivals 31-17. Following the win, the 49ers improve to 4-2 and move ahead of the Seattle Seahawks to claim second place in the NFC West. The team remains one-game back of the Arizona Cardinals. The win also came with a number of big losses. Patrick Willis exited...
Via BaySportsNet
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Throws Career Long Touchdown Pass to Brandon Lloyd

For most teams it may be frustrating to see their offense start slow as often as the 49ers tend to--but not for San Francisco fans. They are fully aware of how their team operates and they are not worried. They know full well that when the offense is finally ready to click they will do just that.Exhibit A--Colin Kaepernick's 80-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd (which also happens...
Via FatManWriting
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Austin Davis makes the 49ers look silly on play action touchdown pass

We’re in the third quarter of Monday Night Football and the St. Louis Rams are leading the San Francisco 49ers 14-10. Just before halftime the Niners scored on an 80 yard touchdown bomb from Colin Kaepernick to Brandon Lloyd, but up until then the Rams were dominating the game. Austin Davis is looking sharp, completing 11 of 14 passes for 137 yards. He also threw a touchdown pass...
Via cover32 - Rams
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Lloyd Scores 80-Yard Touchdown Before End Of Half

Brandon Lloyd? Yes, you read that correctly. St. Louis Rams CB Janoris Jenkins bit horribly on this double-move by Brandon Lloyd and the 49ers wide receiver caught Colin Kaepernick’s pass and took it to the house for a huge touchdown before the end of the first half on Monday Night Football. [SB Nation] The post Brandon Lloyd Scores 80-Yard Touchdown Before End Of Half appeared...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: 49ers wideout Brandon Lloyd burns Rams on 80 yard touchdown pass

It’s halftime between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams were ahead 14-3 and looked like they were going to carry a double digit lead heading into the locker room, but then this happened: (VIDEO) Colin Kaepernick 80 yard TD pass to Brandon Lloyd to end 1st half #49ers Watch here: — SwaggerStadium (@SwaggerStadium...
Via cover32 - 49ers
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Lloyd has Some Hops

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been somewhat of an afterthought thus far this season. After sitting out the entire 2013 campaign, Lloyd was a long shot to make the roster when he signed in the offseason. And through the first four games of the regular year, he didn’t make much of an impact. That changed on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Lloyd led the...
Via Sportsnaut
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Roman: Mad Scientist or Just Plain Mad?

San Francisco's offensive coordinator Greg Roman has often been referred to as the “mad scientist”, but each year many seem to question his play calling abilities. While the 49ers have been tremendously successful since Roman arrived, his play calling is often fairly scrutinized. Think back to the Super Bowl vs. the Baltimore Ravens: the 49ers had first-and-goal inside the 3...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

As with most teams, the 49ers used the preseason to work out their kinks. For us the viewers, we saw some good, like rookies making plays, fitting right in with the team, some bad like scoreless games, and some downright ugly, like suspended players. It proved to be quite the roller coaster ride, the only question is, how will this ride end this year? We'll have to wait and see...
Via Football Nation
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Giants, Jaguars, Packers, Raiders, & Titans

  49ers The 49ers could keep four running backs including Alfonso Smith given that he is a solid special teams contributor. (Paul Gutierrez) Paul Gutierrez projects the 49ers to keep six receivers, but part ways with veteran Brandon Lloyd. San Francisco is expected to shut rookie OL Marcus Martin down for the season. (Paul Gutierrez) Giants The Giants used WR Preston Parker...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Roman on Stevie Johnson: ‘I Think He’ll Bring A Lot To The Table’

With Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree locked in as the starters and Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Brandon Lloyd all impressing, it’s easy to forget about Stevie Johnson. The Bay Area native, who the team picked up in a draft-day trade, has hauled in just a single catch during the preseason. Still, offense coordinator Greg Roman expects the 28-year-old to be a key contributor...
Via BaySportsNet
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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