The NFL free agent market always mixes in some surprises that catch fans off guard. The 49ers sudden signing of Carlos Rogers might qualify as one to a certain extent. This tweet from Adam Schefter surpasses the Rogers signing in the "huh?" factor.
Schilens is a big body guy that has dealt with a lot of injuries. I can see the 49ers wanting to get a look at him and maybe try to get some of the upside out of him. If they were to add Schilens, it would not be an overly costly deal and would likely be similar to the shorter deals the 49ers have handed out at times the last two years.
But Brandon Lloyd? When Brandon Lloyd was dealt to the St. Louis Rams, there were some reports out there that he had rejected an attempt by the Broncos to deal him to the 49ers. If that report was in fact true, it goes to show what a few extra wins can do for a team. Lloyd was dealt after week five, at which point the 49ers were sitting at 4-1. Maybe it just took a 9-2 finish and an appearance in the NFC title game to change his mind.
Or, maybe he's simply looking for leverage in negotiations with the New England Patriots. We won't really know until this whole thing plays out, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens. At the very least, it provides an opportunity to bust out this gif out.