The Giants signed former Ravens kicker Rhys Lloyd, a kickoff specialist, Tuesday night. He'll work Monday night against the Bears, and could stick around after that because of his strength in putting the ball into the end zone.
August 17, 2011
Rhys Lloyd was hired with one job to do – kick it deep. So far, what he calls a flaw in his approach could cost him his job. He says the issue is correctable, but it has to be corrected soon.
September 1, 2010
The Vikings have one of the most accurate field goal kickers and signed what is believed to be a kickoff specialist. But they are apparently going to be competing for both jobs, their special teams coordinator said.
Ryan Longwell is doesn't like the move the Vikings made in signing Rhys Lloyd, but it's a move that can help the team. Longwell has nothing to worry about on field goals, but the numbers show the Vikings were wise to look into a kickoff specialist.
Ryan Longwell isn't happy that the Vikings signed Rhys Lloyd to handle kickoffs, which means Longwell will no longer be able to judge the wind off his kickoffs as an aide for kicking field goals.
The Vikings didn't sign any big names in free agency, but there is one signing that has gone under the radar when looking at the stats. We select seven players – from free agents to draft picks to undrafted rookies – that stand a good chance of contributing despite a veteran roster.