Vikings Release Kicker Blair Walsh

After weeks of speculation, the Vikings have given Blair Walsh his walking papers. The Vikings have released the veteran kicker, and are likely replacing him with Kai Forbath, as Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports tweetsBlair Walsh (vertical)

Walsh’s struggles have been well-documented and they reach back to last season’s unfortunate mishap in the playoffs. This year, Walsh missed more “easy” field goals and the team decided that they cannot wait any longer for him to get over the yips. Walsh leaves Minnesota with a 75% field goal percentage including one miss inside of 39 yards and two misses inside of 49 yards. Walsh has also missed four extra points from the league’s new extended range. His latest XP miss came during this past weekend’s loss to the Redskins.

Last week, special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer expressed optimism that the team’s kicker tryouts would light a fire under Walsh. He did improve in practice, but the on-field results were still shaky. Now, Forbath will try to do better as he joins his third NFL team.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Vikings Release Kicker Blair Walsh

  1. Louisiana Farmhand

    Y’all know what they say up yonder in Minnesota. Ya drive that clown round the town, then wear a frown cause ya gonna do down. I reckon that’s the saying. It probably ain’t perfect but it’s darn accurate and very close.

    • ClancyJ

      Who is this guy ? Walsh got the yips and hasn’t been the same since he missed that field goal in January. He’s young enough and will get another chance somewhere else, but probably to little to late for the Vikings.

      • Louisiana Farmhand

        Whose is you? Y’all a spring chick or a wise owl?

    • JD396

      The plural is “y’alls”… get it right

  2. JD396

    It had to happen.

  3. Y’all is plural JD. It is a slang for you all. The singular is you. Go Cowboys

    • JD396

      Not in Cajun territory

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