SANTA CLARA -- Brandon Lloyd spent last season in Colorado working in the aerospace sector. Now he's attempting to reviving his NFL career as a still-speedy wideout for the 49ers' aerial attack.
"We supply metal for airplane manufacturers to build composite components for airplanes," Lloyd said Tuesday morning on KNBR 680-AM. "I took my role full time and just took some time off and rested my body."
That 6-foot, play-making body signed a one-year contract last week with the 49ers, where he started his career from 2003-05. Lloyd moved on to five other teams before taking a hiatus last season.
"The reason for me resuming my career changes every day," Lloyd said in his first public comments since signing. "In reality, I've always longed to be back in San Francisco.
"In the many years I've been gone, the organization has improved dramatically, I have improved dramatically as a player and a person. Every person wants to say, 'I want to be on a championship-caliber team.' San Francisco, this is the team."
Lloyd's team last year was Re-Steel Supply Company in Commerce City, Colo., where the company's owner invited him to work during the 2011 NFL lockout to expand his business horizons.
"I took him up on his offer and was just fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn part of the aerospace sector, which is interesting and dynamic," Lloyd said.
Lloyd helped dispel the notion that he spent 2013 season making zombie movies and rap songs.
He had a bit part in the zombie movie "After Effect," which came out in 2013 but was shot after his career-best 2010 season with the Denver Broncos (NFL-high 1,448 yards receiving). "I play part of the clean-up crew to clean up the remaining zombies in the secured facility," Lloyd said.
His musical exploits, he said, are now focused on licensing his catalog to video games, movies and television series, including on "BlueMountainState."
Lloyd now is taking part in the 49ers' offseason training program that opened Monday. Although he is just getting to know Colin Kaepernick, Lloyd defended the quarterback from any criticism about being a flashy player, on and off the field.
"That's what sports are all about, the expression. We're artists," Lloyd said. "The way we wear our clothes, the style of our play -- people are going to complain about that and have things to say.
"What it really comes down to is performance and Colin has done an outstanding job thus far in his career and I'm sure he's looking forward to improving on that. All we're here to do is help him and the organization do that."