Lloyd deal working out for Denver

November, 15, 2011
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The Brandon Lloyd deal between the Denver Broncos and the St. Louis Rams at the trade deadline last month is working out just fine for both teams.

Lloyd, who had a Pro Bowl season last year for the Broncos at the age of 29 after being a career journeyman, has been solid for the receiver-needy Rams. He has 21 catches, 255 yards and two touchdowns for St. Louis. He had 19 catches for 283 yards and no touchdowns for Denver

If Lloyd catches nine more balls this season, the Rams will owe Denver a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft. If not, the Rams will send Denver a sixth-round pick.

Denver doesn’t miss Lloyd and is 3-1 since the trade. Denver’s other win this season came in a game that Lloyd was injured. One of the reasons why Lloyd was traded was because he was staunchly in the Kyle Orton camp. He was traded before Tim Tebow's first start.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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