FanPost

Is Anyone Interested In WR Eddie Royal?

It was reported this morning that the Broncos are also interested in trading WR Eddie Royal, as well as Brandon Lloyd, and both have requested a trade. Both Lloyd and Royal are in the final year of their contracts, and Royal's 2011 salary is $600,000. Royal went to Virginia Tech, and is from Alexandria Virginia (outside DC). That along with his having played his first and best season for Redskins HC Mike Shanahan while with the Broncos, probably makes them the most likely landing spot for Royal. ProFootballTalk.com reports that the Broncos are only asking for a 7th round pick for Royal (that's also reported to be the best offer they have received for Lloyd, and they say they will keep Lloyd if they can't get more than that). Royal did have hip surgery during the off season, and it's probably still bothering him a bit.

The 25 year old Royal (5-10, 185, 4.39-40, 1.46-10) was the Broncos 2nd round pick in 2008, and though he's not the big WR that RR and Chud seem to favor, he's around the same size as Steve Smith. Royal's  don't have the high yards per catch average of Smith, but that's because the Broncos have played royal in the slot, where the YPC average is usually around 10-11 yards per catch.

Here are rddie Royal's numbers with the Broncos:

2008: 15 games, 15 starts, 91 catches, 980 yards, 10.8 YPC, 5 TD's, 11 runs, 109 yards, 9.9 YPC

2009: 14 games, 12 starts, 37 catches, 345 yards, 9.3 YPC, 0 TD's, 1 run, 1 yard

2010: 16 games, 10 starts, 59 catches, 627 yards, 10.6 YPC, 3 TD's, 6 runs, 61 yards, 10.2 YPC

2011: 2 games, 2 starts, 4 catches, 51 yards, 12.8 YPC, 0 TD's

What do you think?

The content of these posts are those of the user/fan making the post only

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker