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Rhys Lloyd | Place Kicker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 238
College: Minnesota
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Giants signed K Rhys Lloyd.
Lloyd has been purely a kickoff specialist in stints with the Panthers and Vikings. It's still possible that the Giants will sign Shayne Graham to handle field goals while Lawrence Tynes rests his bruised thigh. Tue, Aug 16, 2011 08:54:00 PM

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Panthers signed kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd.

Lloyd was the best in the league at getting touchbacks last year for the Panthers, but they decided to let him go in a cost-cutting move. He failed to make the Vikings' roster but will now replace Todd Carter, who was waived/injured.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 12:18:00 PM

Vikings waived kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd.

We're not really sure what happened to Lloyd. He was the best in the league at getting touchbacks with the Panthers last year, but couldn't kick it deep in the preseason with the Vikings. It's unclear if Minnesota is going to give kickoff duties back to aging veteran placekicker Ryan Longwell. The Vikings ate the $200K signing bonus they gave Lloyd in March.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 04:17:00 PM

Kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd is in danger of not making the Vikings due to a poor preseason performance.

Lloyd was a touchback machine last year in Carolina, but hasn't put a single kickoff into the end zone this preseason. "That would be the intent is that you would want touchbacks to occur," said coach Brad Childress. To cut Lloyd, the Vikings would have to eat an already-paid $200,000 roster bonus.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 11:19:00 PM

Vikings special teams coach Brian Murphy went out of his way to say that kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd will get a chance to compete for placekicking duties.

We're not really buying this. Ryan Longwell is entrenched as the Vikes' field-goal kicker and went 26-for-28 last season. Lloyd has never attempted an NFL field goal.
Sun, Jun 13, 2010 09:14:00 AM

Vikings signed KO specialist Rhys Lloyd, formerly of the Panthers.

Vikings PK Ryan Longwell had five touchbacks last year. It's scary to think what Lloyd, who had 51 over the last two years outdoors on grass in Carolina, could do in the Metrodome. 35 touchbacks should be within reach.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 10:16:00 PM

The Giants will host free agent K Rhys Lloyd on Monday.

The Vikings are also interested. Purely a kickoff specialist -- and a very good one -- Lloyd would fall in line behind Lawrence Tynes in New York.
Sun, Mar 7, 2010 10:23:00 PM

The Vikings are planning to meet with free agent K Rhys Lloyd next week.

The former Minnesota Gopher would be returning to handle kickoffs for Ryan Longwell, who posted a below-average 63.7 yards per kickoff in 2009.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 05:32:00 PM

The Panthers will not make K Rhys Lloyd a tender offer, allowing him to test unrestricted free agency.

Lloyd is a kickoff specialist only -- not worth the low tender of $1.01 million. He does have a highly impressive 51 touchbacks over the last two seasons and could be re-signed for the minimum salary of $545,000 later on.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 06:35:00 PM

The Panthers could use kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd as their field goal kicker Sunday if John Kasay (groin) can't go.

We originally thought that the Panthers would have to bring in someone from the outside if Kasay sits, but they haven't worked anyone out. Lloyd has never kicked in the NFL, but did 16-for-23 in his NFL Europe career.
Sat, Nov 7, 2009 01:58:00 PM

Panthers kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd set a record with 30 touchbacks in 2008, the most since the introduction of the K-ball.

The league average is 15 and the old mark was held by Olindo Mare, who boomed 24 kicks into the opposing end zone in 2003 and 2006. Teams never keep two kickers on their roster in a season, but it paid off for Carolina.
Wed, Dec 31, 2008 01:17:00 PM

Panthers signed K Rhys Lloyd to a two-year contract.

John Kasay has never been great on kickoffs, and will likely lose those duties to Lloyd in 2008 and beyond. Lloyd, a 231-pounder from Dover, England, booted as many touchbacks in Week 17 as Kasay did all last season (two).
Tue, Jan 22, 2008 09:36:00 AM

Panthers claimed K Rhys Lloyd off waivers from the Ravens.

The Ravens aren't going to like this, as they'd been trying to keep Lloyd from being picked up all year. He'll now enter the offseason on Carolina's roster, but is likely only being looked at as a kickoff specialist. Starting placekicker John Kasay is last in the league in touchbacks, with two.
Wed, Dec 26, 2007 12:43:00 PM

Ravens re-signed K Rhys Lloyd.

The stocky kicker will probably go back to being inactive on game days. Matt Willis will most likely be waived to make room after the Ravens added him from the practice squad as insurance for Derrick Mason in Week 5.
Tue, Oct 9, 2007 10:21:00 PM

Ravens waived K Rhys Lloyd and signed WR Matt Willis from the practice squad.

The Carroll County Times speculates that the addition of Willis may mean Derrick Mason's status for Sunday is in doubt. Willis could take Devard Darling's role on special teams if Darling has to play more at wideout. Despite this, Mason has been pretty confident about his chances of starting.
Sun, Oct 7, 2007 10:43:00 AM

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