Seahawks Sign Blair Walsh

The Seahawks have signed former Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, according to a league source who spoke with Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Stephen Hauschka is a free agent, so Walsh could be the man to replace him. "<strong

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Walsh and the Seahawks have some recent history together after he missed a game-winning field goal in the NFC Wild Card playoff matchup last year. Even though he badly missed that 27-yard chip shot, the Seahawks are intrigued by him and view him as their potential place kicker for 2017.

Last year, Walsh was cut by the Vikings in November and was unable to find work after that point. His 2016 season was rough, but he has a history of being a solid kicker. From 2012 through 2015, Walsh sank 85.2% of his field goal attempts, including going 6-of-8 from 50+ yards. In 2012, he was selected to the Pro Bowl and given First-Team All-Pro honors.

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14 comments on “Seahawks Sign Blair Walsh

  1. 24TheKid

    Well, that’s definitely interesting.

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  2. smeets8

    Maybe he can miss a kick to win a playoff game for them!

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    • Connorsoxfan

      Haha

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  3. skrockij89

    Hauschka is better Walsh. What a downgrade.

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  4. Skol72

    lmao!!!! Walsh has the yips!! getting rid of a diamond for a zirconia!

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    • pennantrace01

      A diamond that cost us the 2 seed.

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  5. Dbone

    Only position in an NFL Roster that no one on the team, understands! And, never will.

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    • daruba

      Kind of like you with commas.

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      • Lego4365

        Hahahaha

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  6. TJECK109

    Or maybe the Seahawks are hedging their bets. Wouldn’t you rather sign Walsh now and if Hauschka resigns then Walsh is released or would you rather hope Hauschka resigns and if he doesn’t your left with what ever FA kicker is out there. Smart move by the Hawks

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    • Manny6

      ^^ The smartest comment on this whole thread

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  7. ryne23x

    Hauschka wasn’t not much better this year. Kinda sucked. Not clutch at all

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    • Manny6

      ^ Very true

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      • whereslou

        Part of his problems were the line they were a bit porous and I think it got into his head. He was not as good as before though kickers are weird could have been the new long snapper threw him off who knows. But tjeck is right he is better than waiting for what is on the scrap heap after cuts. Unless the Bucs cut their 2nd round pick and Pete thinks he can fix him. Maybe he thinks he can fix Walsh.

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