Brandon Lloyd: Stint With Pats Over Staff

Update: New England will cut Lloyd on Saturday, Boston Herald writer Jeff Howe reports.

Recommendation: The $3 million option bonus is due Saturday for Lloyd's contract, and the Patriots aren't going along with it. It's possible that New England might bring back Lloyd on a different contract, but they could just as easily spend their time on Darrius Heyward-Bey, Julian Edelman or another free agent.