Brandon Lloyd return to NFL after signing one-year deal with San Francisco 49ers
Last Updated: 15/04/14 7:22pm
Brandon Lloyd: Returns to the NFL after a year out in 2013
Veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has returned to San Francisco after signing a one-year contract with the 49ers.
The 32-year-old was drafted by the 49ers in 2003 and spent three seasons with the team before being traded to the Washington Redskins.
But he struggled to make a real impact on the NFL with Washington and only started to excel after moving via the Chicago Bears to the Denver Broncos.
He racked up 1,448 receiving yards – the most in the NFL - and 11 touchdowns in a Pro Bowl 2010 campaign, by far his most successful season in the league.
Lloyd has struggled to recreate such spectacular form and after spells with the St Louis Rams and New England Patriots, was left without a team for the 2013 season.
After taking a year off from pro football he is set to make his return with the 49ers, who have reached the NFC Championship Game in each of the last three years.