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Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
BOSTON (CBS) – Getting to know Brandon Lloyd, calan in canada I found out some interesting things about the Patriots receiver.
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After a two touchdown day in London, calan in canada Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, calan 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. Calan in canada