Broncos WR Lloyd makes 1st Pro Bowl in 8th year

By Pat Graham

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 29 2010 1:10 p.m. MST

Houston Texans cornerback Jason Allen, foreground, intercepts a pass in the endzone intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (84) in the first quarter an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Denver.

Chris Schneider , Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd's profanity has attracted more attention than all his acrobatic catches that earned him his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

Humble all season about his breakout performance, the eighth-year wideout took the chance to castigate those teams who failed to bring out his talent.

After a season full of catching bombs, Lloyd dropped one in a conference call Tuesday night following the Pro Bowl announcement. Asked if there's anything he would like to say to San Francisco, Washington and Chicago, teams that let him go, Lloyd responded with some salty language, then added, "and I mean that in the most professional way."

A day later, Lloyd didn't back off those sentiments, but vowed to keep his words a little cleaner.

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