ey are hoping Lloyd can make an immediate impact given he's being reunited with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and playing in the same system.
"There shouldn't be any kind of a learning curve," general manager Billy Devaney said. "It's up to him and the coaches to see how quickly he gets out there."
Spagnuolo remembers Lloyd impacting the game plan in last year's game at Denver.
"We had to be aware of where he was and change some things coverage-wise," Spagnuolo said. "So that probably speaks volumes right there."
The Rams made room for Lloyd by releasing Mike Sims-Walker, a disappointment after getting a free-agent deal in August. Sims-Walker, who was inactive on Sunday, had six catches against the Giants in Week 2 but dropped two passes in Week 4 against the Redskins, and totaled 11 receptions with a 12.6-yard average and no touchdowns.
Danny Amendola, who led the team in receiving last year, is on injured reserve after dislocating his left elbow in the opener.
So for the most part they've gone with a young crew that includes Brandon Gibson, Danario Alexander and rookies Greg Salas and Austin Pettis.
Wide receiver Mark Clayton and defensive back Marquis Johnson, both coming off knee injuries, could return from the PUP list this week.
"Those two guys have really worked their butts off, but you don't really know until you get into the real game," Spagnuolo said. "The hard thing is going to be simulating that to find out where they're at."
Chris Chamberlain started ahead of free-agent pickup Ben Leber at outside linebacker against the Packers and Spagnuolo said he'll likely start again this week.