DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12: Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd #84 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his first down reception against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Brandon Lloyd was the top receiver on the trade block and the Rams made the move to trade for him, according to a report from NFL Network.
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.