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BY NICK ST. DENIS
The Patriots' receiving corps didn't get younger Saturday, but it got better.
New England signed veteran wideout Brandon Lloyd, formerly of the Rams and Broncos, to a three-year, $12 million deal, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Lloyd fills the Patriots' need for a true deep threat. While slot receiver Wes Welker will be quarterback Tom Brady's go-to target, Lloyd will draw plenty of attention over the top.
Lloyd caught five touchdowns in 10 starts for the Rams last season. He was traded from Denver to St. Louis in the middle of October after grabbing a career-high 12 touchdowns for the Broncos in 2010.
The Patriots also added former Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who mainly played in the slot in Indianapolis.
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