Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sources: Eddie Royal on trade block
ESPN.com news services
Brandon Lloyd, who led the NFL in receiving yards last season, is not the only Denver Broncos wide receiver who's on the trade block.
Eddie Royal also is, and he is generating as much, if not more, interest around the league than Lloyd, league sources tell ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Denver began shopping the receivers after each requested a trade, team sources told Schefter. Both are in the final year of their contracts and both are seeking new deals.
Royal has four catches for 51 yards and hasn't played the last two weeks because of injury. Lloyd, who had 1,448 receiving yards last season, leads the Broncos this season with 283 yards on 19 receptions. The Broncos are on their bye week Sunday.
The Denver Post, citing NFL sources, reported last week that the Broncos are seeking a third-, fourth- or fifth-round pick for Lloyd. One of the sources told the Post that the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans were among "three or four" teams that have expressed interest.
Other names being kicked around the league as potential trade candidates as Tuesday's trade deadline approaches are former Indianapolis Colts first-round pick Jerry Hughes and Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Jaqua Parker.