Description: Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been signed by the San Francisco 49ers, the team that originally drafted him in 2003.
Insight: Lloyd didn't play in the NFL last season, but caught 74 balls for 911 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 with New England. He figures to be San Francisco's No. 4 target behind Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis.
Sidney Rice, WR
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Description: Wde receiver Sidney Rice, formerly of Seattle, has been cleared for football activities by Dr. James Andrews.
Insight: Now he just needs to find a team to play for. Rice had a decent year in 2012 with Seattle, but hasn't been a valuable fantasy asset since 2009 when he caught 83 balls for 1,312 yards and eight scores for Minnesota.
Description: The Browns have brought in receiver Nate Burleson on a one-year deal.
Insight: Burleson played just six games in 2012 due to a broken leg and nine last year with a broken arm (suffered in a car accident). The veteran averaged 4.3 receptions per game with the Lions over the last four seasons, but he'll likely be behind Josh Gordon, Greg Little and Andrew Hawkins on the depth chart in 2014 for a team with an unsettled QB situation.
Description: Carolina has reached a one-year agreeement with former Eagles wideout Jason Avant.
Insight: Philadelphia may not have been as eager to cut Avant had they known of DeSean Jackson's off field issues. Either way, he's with Cam Newton now and figures to start alongside Jerricho Cotchery. As long as Avant stays healthy, we'd expect him to improve on the 38 catches and 447 receiving yards he totaled last season.
Description: Former Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford has signed with the New York Jets.
Insight: Ford's one constant is that he's been injured more than healthy and he's yet to prove he can be a full-time NFL receiver. Since being drafted in 2010, he's totaled just 57 receptions for 848 yards and three touchdowns. He does own four career kickoff returns for scores.
Description: Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Washington Redskins.
Insight: While this is certainly a boon to the Washington offense, Jackson will have to work hard to get the same number of targets he saw in Philadelphia (126) as incumbent No. 1 Pierre Garcon led the league in that department with 182. They also have an up-and-coming TE in Jordan Reed.