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By Steve Burton, brafix in canada WBZ-TV Sports
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Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
BOSTON (CBS) – Getting to know Brandon Lloyd, brafix in canada I found out some interesting things about the Patriots receiver.
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After a two touchdown day in London, brafix in canada Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, brafix in canada seeeeeee ya later!
Tune in to Steve Burton’s 1-on-1 with Lloyd Sunday morning at 11:30am on WBZ-TV’s Patriots GameDay. Brafix in canada