After one season out of the NFL, Lloyd is back for a second tour with the team that drafted him 11 years ago. The 49ers have signed the 32-year-old Lloyd to a one-year contract, the club said Tuesday. Reported by Profootballtalk.com
Lloyd last played in 2012, catching 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns for New England. The 49ers pursued him in free agency last offseason, but Lloyd spent the season away from the game. Lloyd spent his first three seasons with the 49ers (2003-2005) before joining the Redskins (2006-2007), Bears (2008), Broncos (2009-2011), Rams (2011) and Patriots (2012). He has caught 385 passes for 5,695 yards and 35 TDs in his NFL career. In San Francisco, Lloyd will likely contend for a complementary role in the offense. Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin are the 49ers’ top targets at wideout, with Vernon Davis one of the game’s top tight ends.