Vikings Interested in LaDainian Tomlinson, Sign Kicker Rhys Lloyd

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Vikings have made a move that could actually impact their special teams in a big way. Minnesota signed former Carolina Panthers kicker, Rhys Lloyd.

Ryan Longwell had one of the worst seasons of his career as far as kicking for touchbacks goes. Nonetheless, he can still knock down field goals at ease.

The signing of Lloyd will allow the Vikings the chance to not get burned on kick returns.

Minnesota has been accustomed to giving up touchdowns on special teams for years now. This could come to an end in 2010.

Rhys Lloyd is an undrafted, fourth-year player that played for the Minnesota Gophers in college.

He's had two stints with the Ravens, one with the Packers, one year internationally, and spent three seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

In all honesty, I am very excited about this signing. Minnesota is excellent at signing small-name players that can turn into starters (Visanthe Shiancoe, Chester Taylor, and Ben Leber).

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