In order to improve their receiving corps for 2012, the Patriots signed former St. Louis Ram Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd was supposed to be the Patriots’ answer for their deep passing woes, allowing Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, and Aaron Hernandez to work the inside while giving Tom Brady an outlet on the outside.
Despite catching 74 passes for 911 yards, Lloyd only scored four touchdowns and was not the outside threat the Patriots wanted. New England released the 10-year veteran following the season, and he is a free agent.
He has decided to not to return to the NFL despite receiving offers from several teams in the offseason, deciding instead to embark on an acting career.