Patriots Add A Receiver, Sign Brandon Lloyd

Derek Havens
March 18, 2012 at 01:19am ET

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The New England Patriots have signed free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a three-year, $12 million contract. The two sides finally agreed to terms, after several months of speculation that Lloyd could end up in New England.

Brandon Lloyd could give Tom Brady another weapon in an already potent Patriots offense. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Lloyd is the second receiver New England signed on Saturday, after the team added former Colts wideout Anthony Gonzalez according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

In an interview with Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England last week, Lloyd said he was "very interested" in playing for New England.

"Very interested," Lloyd told Curran on his level of joining the Patriots. "And like I said earlier, I admire Coach Bill (Belichick), I admire Tom Brady, I admire how they run things over there. For any receiver to be considered to come in and play on the New England Patriots is gonna be excited just because of the history of success."

Lloyd, who had a breakout season under Josh McDaniels in 2010, could be a solid addition to an already potent Patriots offense. In their last season together, Lloyd finished with 77 receptions, 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Lloyd was one of the many veteran wide receiver available in this year's free agent class.

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