Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
4 weeks ago5 Comments

Walsh was released by the Vikings on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings worked out other kickers last week and decided to stick with Walsh, but the team reversed course Tuesday after Walsh missed his fourth extra-point and eighth overall attempt in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, and decided to give him his release. The Vikings have yet to announce who will replace Walsh on the roster, but they will have a new kicker in Week 11 for the first time since 2011.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
4 weeks ago

Walsh missed his league-leading fourth extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to Washington. He did make two other extra-point attempts but did not have a field goal attempt.

EDGE Analysis

Walsh may be in danger of losing his job this week as the Vikings auditioned kickers last week before deciding to stick with Walsh. However, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
1 month ago

While the Vikings worked out multiple kickers this week, the team is planning to keep Walsh as the team's kicker for at least Sunday's game against Washington, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walsh has missed a league-leading three extra-point attempts and is 12-of-16 on field-goal attempts this season. After missing an extra point and having a field-goal attempt blocked last week, Walsh could be cut if he has another poor game. However, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
1 month ago

Walsh missed his league-leading third extra point attempt and had a 46-yard attempt blocked in Sunday's loss to Detroit, leaving his status with the team somewhat in question. "I don't know. We'll see. I'm not going to make any evaluations right now. Today's not the day to be making any evaluations," head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN.

EDGE Analysis

He did make a 33-yard attempt. Walsh is now 12-of-16 on field-goal attempts this season and the Vikings may not be able to stick with him on the roster much longer. However, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
1 month ago

Walsh made a 30-yard field goal, his only attempt, and converted his only extra-point attempt in Monday's loss to Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

After much consternation after missing two field goals in Week 1 and two extra point attempts in his first three games, Walsh has quietly bounced back by making seven of his last eight field goal attempts. He's also made his last nine extra point attempts.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
2 months ago

Walsh made a 44-yard field goal, but missed a 46-yard attempt in Monday's win over the Giants. He made all three extra point attempts.

EDGE Analysis

Walsh's miss doesn't inspire confidence as he's missed three field goals and two extra points in four games. However, he's missed just one attempt shorter than 40 yards and doesn't appear to be in any danger of losing his job despite some fans calling for him to be replaced.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
2 months ago

Walsh made both field goal attempts, from 31 and 28 yards, but missed his only extra point attempt.

EDGE Analysis

Walsh continues to be inconsistent from shorter distances this season as he's missed two extra point attempts and a 37-yard field goal attempt. However, there are no signs the Vikings are considering a chance at kicker.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
3 months ago

Walsh made four field goals, but missed two field goals (from 37 and 56 yards) and missed an extra point in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Walsh has been a streaky kicker during his career and got 2016 off to a bad start when he needed a strong showing after missing a 27-yard field goal against Seattle at the end of last season's playoff loss. Even if Walsh continues to struggle, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
4 months ago

Walsh made a 27-yard field goal but missed a 47-yard field goal attempt in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Fittingly, Walsh made a field goal from the same distance that he missed against Seattle at the end of last season's playoff loss. However, he missed a field goal with a chance to seal a win (the Vikings would later win on an interception touchdown return). Walsh is in no danger of losing his job despite last season's befuddling playoff miss. He made a 51-yard attempt in the first preseason game, which is reassuring since he struggled in the preseason last year.

Blair Walsh
K MIN (6)
11 months ago

Walsh converted both of his field goal attempts Sunday and also went 2-for-2 on extra points in Minnesota's win over Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Walsh finished out the year having made 12 consecutive field goals dating back to Minnesota's Nov. 29 win over Atlanta and was a perfect 4-for-4 from 50+ yards in that span. He made a league-high 34 field goals this season and showed consistent ability to convert from long range as he converted 12-of-15 FGA from 40 yards or more, making him one of the more valuable kickers in 2015. Perhaps more importantly, Walsh demonstrated the ability to bounce back from a shaky 2014 season in which he converted a league-worst 74.3 percent of his field goals.