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Brandon Lloyd's career looked like it was over after he spent all of last season without a roster spot anywhere. Now his career will continue and perhaps end where it began. Lloyd signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday. The 49ers drafted Lloyd in the fourth round in 2003, and he spent three seasons there before moving on to the Redskins, Bears, Broncos, Rams, and most recently, Patriots.
Lloyd, who turns 33 in July, caught 74 passes for more than 900 yards in his one season with New England in 2012.
A couple of hours following a report that wide receiver Sidney Rice was visiting the Jets, the Seahawks have re-signed Rice to a one-year deal. Rice, 27, is coming off of ACL surgery, but he was cleared for football activities a couple of days ago. He has played the past three seasons in Seattle. The Seahawks released him in February, but they brought him back at a presumably low price because they don't have a ton of wide receiver depth.
I know that's an incredibly vague headline, but there isn't much more to go on at this point. What was originally reported this morning by TMZ.com was that Kaepernick is a suspect in a sexual assault investigation. The alleged assault took place in Miami on April 1. 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette are also named as suspects.
But what they are suspected of doing isn't actually specified in the official incident report, and the Miami Police Department is currently calling the situation a "suspicious incident."
The incident report states that an unidentified woman and the three men had drinks and did shots at Lockette's apartment. The woman claims that the men "told her that in order to drink the shots, she had to 'hit' the bong which contained marijuana."
As the woman began to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lie down. Kaepernick, with whom the woman said she has had a sexual relationship, entered the room and began kissing and undressing her. He then left the room as she waited in the bed. At this time, Patton and Lockette "peeked" into the room. The woman told them to leave, and they did.
The woman said she does not remember anything after that. She awoke in a hospital bed, unsure of how she got there. The report doesn't state if evidence of intercourse was detected at the hospital.
According to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, wide receiver Brandon Lloyd could be back on the NFL field in 2014. Reports out of San Francisco have the veteran wideout in talks with the 49ers on a deal that would team him up with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, and Vernon Davis in the team's passing attack.