According to a report  in The Boston Globe, the Patriots are close to a deal with free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.
Lloyd led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards in 2010 for the Broncos but was traded to the Rams in October 2011 after failing to reach agreement on a long-term deal with the Broncos. He caught 51 passes for 683 yards and four touchdowns in his 11 games with St. Louis.
If Lloyd does in fact sign with the Patriots, it would reunite him with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was his head coach in Denver and offensive coordinator last season in St. Louis. Lloyd has suggested recently that he was interested in playing for the Patriots and told  Comcast that he would likely take less money than other teams might offer to join McDaniels, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England.
The 30-year-old Lloyd, originally drafted by the 49ers in 2003, has played for five different organizations.