WR Brandon Lloyd retires after 11 NFL seasons

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has announced his retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

In a statement issued Thursday, Lloyd said he has no regrets and is ''blessed to leave the game in such a healthy and happy place.''

The 34-year-old receiver played for six teams in his 142-game career. He led the league in yards receiving (1,448) in 2010, the only year he was selected for the Pro Bowl. He was second-team Associated Press All-Pro that season.

Lloyd finished with 399 career receptions for 5,989 yards and 36 touchdowns.

He was a fourth-round pick of San Francisco out of Illinois in the 2003 draft. In addition to the 49ers and Broncos, Lloyd played for Washington, Chicago, St. Louis and New England. He returned to San Francisco last season.

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