Brandon Lloyd is now a St. Louis Ram.
The St. Louis Rams are finalizing a trade with the Denver Broncos that will send All Pro wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the Rams, according to reporter Jason LaCanfora. Terms of the deal have not been announced.
To make room for Lloyd, the Rams have released Mike Sims-Walker, whom they signed as a free agent during the offseason. Sims-Walker has been a huge disappointment in St. Louis and was on the inactive list for Sunday's game at Green Bay.
There is no doubt that some receiver-needy team will pick up MSW, because he does have talent.
It just didn't work out in St. Louis. Whether the team was just too bad, the lockout didn't give him enough time to learn the new offense or a string of minor injuries held him back...we'll never know.
None of that matters today. The Rams and MSW are both moving on.
Brandon Lloyd could theoretically step right in and play for the Rams this Sunday. Lloyd is very familiar with the Rams' offense, run by Josh McDaniels.
Lloyd played for McDaniels in Denver, where Josh McD served as the head coach. Lloyd put up the best numbers in his career playing in the wide open passing attack McDaniels uses, earning All Pro honors in 2010.
Rams fans are hoping that a McDaniels-Lloyd reunion will lead to results on the scoreboard. The Rams have been awful so far this season, putting up decent passing yards but very few points.
Somewhere, Sam Bradford is smiling right now.
Bradford will get to throw to a true "go-to receiver" for the first time in his career in Lloyd, and the Rams also get Bradford's favorite target from last season (Mark Clayton) back this weekend.
Clayton has been on the PUP list and wasn't eligible to return until Week 6.