The St. Louis Rams have acquired WR Brandon Lloyd from the Denver Broncos in a trade, NFL Network reports. Lloyd was widely believed to be on the trading block and the Broncos, 1-4, were reportedly looking for a mid round draft in return.
This move makes sense. The Rams get the receiver they've been looking for to help Sam Bradford and they get a guy that's familiar with the system run by Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Lloyd is entering the final year of his contract so that's something to keep in mind with this trade. The Rams could be interested in extending his contract so that they don't give up a draft pick only to see him play in St. Louis for 10 games. Lloyd is making just under $1.4 million this year.
It'll be interesting to see what the trade package includes because the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on Monday morning that, while the Rams were interested in a trade, they likely would not offer a third round pick, which was Denver's asking price.