On Monday, the Broncos signed Brandon Lloyd. By Wednesday, the seventh-year pro was already jumping head-first into voluntary workouts.
He, along with about 20 teammates, went up to Red Rocks to work on conditioning — a story we’ll have more on in the next few days.
“I just kind of wanted to get adjusted to the altitude, so the best way to do that is kind of jump right in the fire,” Lloyd said with a laugh.
So while he’s already bonding with his teammates through hard work, he is already familiar with one of the quarterbacks who will be throwing him the ball when training camp rolls around.
Lloyd and Kyle Orton were teammates in Chicago last season, connecting for 26 receptions for 364 yards with two touchdowns.
The receiver said Orton was one of many reasons he decided to head to Denver.
“Probably just the excitement of having a fresh new look to the team,” he explained. “The excitement of having (Head) Coach (Josh) McDaniels here and an explosive offense, the new-look defense, just the whole thing. It was very refreshing. Of course Kyle factored into it, too — that was pretty much the icing on the cake.”
Lloyd, who has amassed 2,253 yards and 15 touchdowns throughout his career, went on to explain why he’s glad to have Orton on board.
“I think what the receivers here are going to like is he throws a very catchable ball,” he said. “I think sometimes when receivers say quarterbacks throw catchable balls, people are like, ‘Aren’t all the balls catchable?’ It’s just Kyle has the right amount of touch — he can throw a fastball, he can throw a touch ball, he throws an awesome deep ball — so the receivers here are really going to enjoy playing with him.”
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com