‘‘He’s a great teacher,’’ Lloyd said. ‘‘The way that he teaches the game, it’s almost like I'm not being coached, I'm actually being taught. That’s been the part of this experience that has stuck out the most to me.’’
Lloyd caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games. On Sunday, he'll play a 17th for the first time after all those years of finding something else to do.
‘‘I'd be at the Sundance Film Festival, on my way to the Bahamas, all kind of different stuff,’’ Lloyd said with a laugh.
But a win on Sunday would keep him — and the Patriots — on the road to New Orleans.
NOTES: The Patriots listed five players on Friday’s practice report — Scott, tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerbacks Alfonzo Dennard and Marquice Cole and offensive lineman Nick McDonald. All participated fully in practice and were listed as probable. They removed 15 players who had been on Thursday’s report. ... Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-50s with a 20 percent chance of rain Sunday.
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