Cut by the Minnesota Vikings last November, kicker Blair Walsh has found a new home with the Seattle Seahawks.
Plenty of jokes (okay maybe a whole lot more than plenty) have already been made, but it was reported on Thursday afternoon that former Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks. The same Seahawks team that he helped win their playoff matchup against the Vikings in 2015 when he shanked an easy 27-yard field goal attempt.
For Walsh, who was released by Minnesota back in November, it is a fresh start for a guy who never really seemed to recover from that missed kick in the playoffs.
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He began the 2016 season with the Vikings by making 23 of his first 28 combined field goal and extra point attempts. However, in his last two games in Minnesota he only converted on four of his seven kicks.
Drafted by the Vikings in 2012, Walsh’s new home in Seattle will be the second team of his five-year career in the NFL. Before signing Walsh, the Seahawks were without a kicker on their roster due to Steven Hauschka becoming a free-agent this year.
It will be interesting to see if Walsh is able to pull it together and succeed in Seattle. If he does, hopefully it will not be against the Vikings with time running out in an NFC Championship game.