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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Lloyd checks in on health, Jets

By Mike Reiss & Field Yates

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd required medical attention on the final drive of the team’s 24-23 loss to the Seahawks after landing hard on his shoulder, missing one snap before returning for the final two plays.

Lloyd went for tests after the game, and on Wednesday, he answered questions briefly from reporters at Gillette Stadium.

Asked how he feels physically, Lloyd said simply, “Fine.”

Lloyd hasn’t been part of the Patriots-Jets rivalry, although he touched on a 1-on-1 matchup against cornerback Antonio Cromartie in 2010. Lloyd, then with the Broncos, had four catches for 74 yards.

“I think the best thing is to approach like any game,” he said. “The build-up and history is more so for the fans. These are current teams, current rosters. We’re not playing against Joe Namath or anything like that. It’s a game, and it’s an important game.”

Along those lines, Lloyd touched on the importance of not letting Sunday’s loss in Seattle longer, which he doesn’t see as a great challenge.

“I think it’s easy for us to continue to prepare like we’ve been preparing, execute like we’ve been executing, and eventually things come together in all three phases for us,” he said.