By Steve Burton, find procardia WBZ-TV Sports
November 3, find procardia 2012 6:00 AM
Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
BOSTON (CBS) – Getting to know Brandon Lloyd, find procardia I found out some interesting things about the Patriots receiver.
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Of course it helps when he has a guy like “Tom Terrific” firing the football his way. Find procardia The two of them have a unique relationship that is still growing. Find procardia In fact, find procardia Brady has no problem grabbing Lloyd at any time during the day to watch film together.
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After a two touchdown day in London, find procardia Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, find procardia 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. Find procardia