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    Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    [size=18px]Vikings | Lloyd to be given a tryout[/size]
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    Jeff Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports free agent PK Rhys Lloyd (Packers) will be given a tryout by the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, June 13.
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    :scratch: I'm wondering why were looking at another place kicker.

    Is it for kickoffs only or is there something wrong with Longwell?

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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    Gads, I hope nothing's wring with him. I've never heard of a team carrying a back-up PK on the roster. Curious?
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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    I'm just speculating here.. but even when a team has a kicker entrenched in the starting role,teams still bring in competition just to keep the kicker sharp, and to let him know that nobody is irreplaceable JMHO

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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    "jdvike" wrote:
    I'm just speculating here.. but even when a team has a kicker entrenched in the starting role,teams still bring in competition just to keep the kicker sharp, and to let him know that nobody is irreplaceable JMHO
    I'm not buying that. Everyone knows there is no way in hell he would provide competion at that level. Not even on a mental level.

    My only thought is they bring him in only for the camps so he can share in the duties of PKing & kickoffs when practicing those plays, so Longwell isn't kicking 100% of the time & wearing himself out.

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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    Well I meant for training camp.
    I go to Mankato every year and there is always 3 or 4 kickers there.

    I read somewhere that the Packers weren't happy with his kickoffs so that could be the idea here too.
    Who knows :scratch:

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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    you would trust the packer's judgement?


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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    We could always have an extra kicker on the roster just for kick-offs like we did two years ago!
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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    They are probably just teasing the poor lad, giving him a taste of a winning team before sending him back to that pile they call a team in GB.

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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    "singersp" wrote:
    Is it for kickoffs only or is there something wrong with Longwell?
    Nothing wrong with Longwell that I've heard or read.

    I would assume it's training camp fodder and for pre-season games. Plus, you've seen someone else in case Longwell does get hurt and you need to bring someone in later in the season.

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    Re: Vikings to give Packers PK a tryout

    Didn't some people want us to draft Rhys Lloyd last year?
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