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Brandon Lloyd? Where he would fit

A team-by-team look at how reportedly available Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd might fit, or not fit, with NFC West teams:

  • St. Louis Rams: The need is obvious and the fit would seemingly be right with Lloyd's former head coach in Denver, Josh McDaniels, now running the Rams' offense. Danny Amendola is out for the season and the Rams lead the league in drops with 12 despite already having their bye week. Lloyd has dropped only one pass in 32 targets this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He flourished under McDaniels.

  • San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have a need at receiver after placing Josh Morgan on injured reserve. Lloyd began his career with the 49ers and never reached his potential in San Francisco despite occasionally showing a flair for the spectacular grab. He led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,448 last season, and he leads the Broncos again this year.

  • Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet are the primary contributors at wideout for Arizona. Andre Roberts has yet to catch on in the No. 2 role. I haven't sensed urgency from the Cardinals to add another wideout.

  • Seattle Seahawks: The team appears set for now with Sidney Rice in the No. 1 role and Doug Baldwin emerging as a go-to option on third down. Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu are factors, too. The Seahawks wouldn't be interested in parting with draft picks for a receiver, in my view.

Lloyd will be seeking a new contract from his next team. He's 30 years old. The Rams make the most sense for him, by far, among NFC West teams. But would they be willing to pony up with draft compensation and a new contract? Lloyd's current deal runs through this season only and pays him nearly $1.4 million in salary.