Brandon Lloyd was hard to miss in 2010, what with his NFL-best 1,448 yards for the Denver Broncos.
Now, he is beginning the process of trying to rediscover the on-field magic that produced career bests in receptions (77), receiving average (18.8) and receiving TDs (11) -- the kinds of numbers that eluded him in previous stops in San Francisco, Washington and Chicago.
Lloyd credits last season's statistical uptick to opportunity that was absent in previous seasons.
And he knows last season's successes created heightened expectations. Just don't expect him to get caught up in that.
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