Monday's activity concluded late in the evening when Minnesota signed kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd to a two-year contract, according to Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune.
Lloyd said Vikings coaches told him they hope he can one day be their full-time kicker, but that in 2010 they would retain veteran Ryan Longwell -- who was the NFL's fourth-most accurate kicker in 2009. Longwell managed only five touchbacks on kickoffs last season, creating the need for a specialist like Lloyd.
The Vikings also have mild interest in running back LaDainian Tomlinson, the Star Tribune reported, but there is nothing imminent on that front. They will need to identify a primary backup to Adrian Peterson after losing free-agent tailback Chester Taylor to Chicago.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Minnesota defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams are expected to testify Tuesday in their StarCaps trial in Hennepin County (Minnesota) District Court. Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has more.
Green Bay left tackle Chad Clifton will earn $7.85 million in 2010 if he's on the game-day roster for all 16 games, according to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Chicago might have to fill its need for a safety in the draft, notes Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com.
Following Detroit's trade for cornerback Chris Houston, John Niyo of the Detroit News provides a rundown of the Lions' six remaining choices in the 2010 draft.
The Lions released defensive end Dewayne White before he was due a $1 million roster bonus, writes Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.