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Rams to acquire veteran WR Lloyd in trade with Broncos

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The Denver Broncos will trade Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Monday, citing a league source.

John Elway, the Broncos' executive vice president of football operations, later confirmed on Twitter that the trade had been agreed upon, saying the team would receive a conditional pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for Lloyd.

"We appreciate all the hard work that Brandon did during his three years in Denver and wish him the best with the Rams," Elway tweeted.

It was widely reported last week the Broncos were open to dealing Lloyd and that they shopped the receiver ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The Rams, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots all were known to be in discussions with the Broncos, sources told The Denver Post.

Lloyd, 30, is scheduled to make $1.395 million this season. He led the NFL last season with 1,448 yards on 77 receptions and scored 11 touchdowns.

In St. Louis, Lloyd will reunite with former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, now the Rams' offensive coordinator, and provide Sam Bradford with a much-needed downfield threat.

Lloyd has 19 catches for 283 yards and no touchdowns this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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