|Panthers find potential replacement for Lloyd|
|Written by Steve Reed|
|Tuesday, 06 April 2010 17:06|
CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers signed a potential replacement for kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd on Tuesday, adding kicker Todd Carter of Grand Valley State.
No kicker had more touchbacks than Lloyd over the last two seasons, but he would have cost the Panthers more than $1.1 million to retain as a restricted free agent. They elected not to submit him a tender offer and let him walk as a free agent. With a $320,000 base salary this season, Carter comes much cheaper.
If Carter doesn't make the team, punter Jason Baker could handle kickoff duties.
For his career Carter converted 27 of 41 field goal attempts with 173 extra points and handled kickoff responsibilities.