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The San Francisco 49ers' search for another wide receiver this offseason led them to a former player.
The 49ers signed Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract Tuesday.
A 2003 fourth-round pick of the 49ers, Lloyd spent his first three seasons with the team. He has been well traveled since and is joining his sixth team since 2007.
Lloyd, 33, did not play in the NFL last year, a season after he had 74 catches for 911 yards and four touchdowns with New England. He led Denver with 1,448 receiving yards in 2010.
The 49ers considered several receivers this offseason, including Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders, Hakeem Nicks and DeSean Jackson.
Even with Lloyd having a chance to be the No. 3 receiver, the 49ers still are expected to address the position in the draft.