WR-Needy Rams Trade For Broncos' Lloyd

The 24-hour rule hasn't yet expired on the Cowboys' loss to New England, but already their task for Week 7 has been complicated, as the opponent, St. Louis, pulled off a trade with Denver on Monday morning to land wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Citing a league source, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports the Rams have addressed their receiver needs with the 30-year old, who has played for four teams and was an All-Pro last year, leading the league in yards.

Lloyd had 77 catches for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns for Denver last year, but so far in 2011 only has 19 grabs for 283 yards, with no scores.

The Rams had been incredibly thin at receiver early in the season due to a series of injuries, including a dislocated elbow for their leading pass catcher from 2010, Danny Amendola, who spent 2008 on the Cowboys practice squad. Free agent signing Mike Sims-Walker was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Lloyd could provide an impact as early as Sunday against the Cowboys, because he already knows the offensive system of coordinator Josh McDaniels from their time together with the Broncos.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.