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Former New England Patriot player Brandon Lloyd is to make his film debut in a zombie flick, according to Nick Underhill of Masslive.com

The 32-year-old has been a free agent since his release by the Patriots back in March, despite being put on a three year contract worth $20 million in 2012.

NHL.com are reporting that Lloyd rejected six offers from NFL teams to stay in the sport to focus on his acting career.

The San Francisco 49ers youngster is set to appear in 'After Effect' alongside Daniel Baldwin, which is due to be released straight to DVD on October 8th, where he will star as Sergeant Chuck Lloyd.

This isn't the first time he has forayed into other industries, in 2008 he released his first single as a rap artist called 'She all mine' which made it to the Billboard R&B charts while another song, 'Heavy', featured on TV show 'Blue Mountain State'.

As a player, Lloyd has had a professional career spanning nine years to date.

He won the Pro Bowl in 2010 with Denver Broncos and has also had stints with the 49ers, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears and the St Louis Rams.

He has made 385 receptions in his NFL career.   

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