Lloyd promoted to captain

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rhys Lloyd has gone from an obscure kickoff specialist to a captain of the Carolina Panthers.

Well, for one day. Lloyd joined captains Jon Beason, Julius Peppers, Muhsin Muhammad, Jake Delhomme and John Kasay at the front of the line for stretching. He'll also join them for the coin toss.

This is a nice touch by coach John Fox who lets non-captains become captains when they're playing a game with special meaning. Although Lloyd gets a lot of attention for being English, he played his college ball at the University of Minnesota.