The Bears signed WR Brandon Lloyd to a 1 year deal at the league minimum according to KFFL.com.
In five NFL seasons Lloyd has played three years for the 49ers, where he was their 2003 4th round draft pick, along with spending the past two seasons with the Washington Redskins. Lloyd has appeared in 68 games pulling down a career 130 receptions for 1,889 yards and 13 touchdowns with an average of 14.5 yards per catch. This is Chicago’s second free agent wide receiver acquisition as they just recently signed former Bear All-Pro Marty Booker (Miami). Lloyd will be looking to compete for playing time with the aforementioned Booker, Devin Hester, Mark Bradley, and possibly Rashied Davis, who Kansas City is considering to obtain (1-year tender worth 927,000).
Lloyd’s familiarity with the offensive coordinator and ties to Illinois made this move a comfortable choice.
As Lloyd played for OC Ron Turner at Illinois and said that was a big factor in his decision to sign with the Bears
“The best thing I can do for myself is just come in and work,” Lloyd said. “That’s not anything I haven’t done. I’m not going to sit here and say that it’s all my fault, and I’m not going to say that it’s all somebody else’s fault. The circumstances just weren’t right, and I’m just going to continue to try to find my fit, find my path in this league, because I feel I have the talent to play.