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Mon, 09 May 2005 08:46:57 -0700
The Star Tribune reports it appears the Minnesota Vikings will not be bringing Chris Walsh back as a special-teams coaching intern.
Wed, 16 Feb 2005 08:15:28 -0800
Don Seeholzer, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings special teams assistant coach Chris Walsh is a candidate to become the team's new wide receivers coach.
Thu, 20 Feb 2003 21:21:35 -0800
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings might ask veteran WR Chris Walsh to accept a contract including a reduction in salary if he ends up on the injured reserve list.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 22:58:56 -0800
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said WR Chris Walsh (back) was suffering back spasms and was held out of Thursday’s practice. The team will take it day-by-day regarding his health.
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:56:15 -0800
Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh was fined $5,000 for hitting a Green Bay player in the back during week fourteen’s game.
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 14:15:31 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said with WR Derrick Alexander (knee) headed to IR, the team will be young at WR. D'Wayne Bates will move into the No. 2 WR slot, with youngster Cedric James serving as the No. 3. Special teams veteran Chris Walsh will also be working in a bit at the position.
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 20:21:48 -0700
Kevin Seifert reports for the Star Tribune Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander does not know where he fits in on the team's depth chart. Coach Mike Tice said he has not officially determined whether Alexander or D'Wayne Bates will start Sunday against the Jets. Earlier he had said he was leaning to Bates. Tice also did not say whether the loser of that competition will play in three-receiver sets ahead of WR Chris Walsh. Based on this week's practice, Alexander said: "I feel like they've kind of already made their decision, and put D'Wayne in front of me." Asked if he was concerned he could get buried on the depth chart, Alexander said: "It could happen. I've seen it happen before." Alexander said he knows he's a better player then he has shown so far.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 18:53:25 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh returned to practice Saturday.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 06:54:31 -0700
The AP reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh (back spasms) did not practice Friday against the Chiefs.
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 23:11:21 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper was on the field Monday for the team's voluntary three-day development camp at Winter Park. Culpepper put his recovery at 90 percent, but said he does not have much further to go. The 52 players who participated in the workout also included WR Randy Moss and all the other veterans likely to start this season. Moss, D'Wayne Bates and Chris Walsh were the Vikings top receivers Monday.
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:46:39 -0800
Updating an earlier story, Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh signed a one-year, $650,000 to stay with the Vikings.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:42:35 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to the terms of a new contract with potential free agent WR Chris Walsh. The Vikings wanted Walsh to accept a contract that would include a lower salary should he get injured.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:20:51 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh's status with the team could be determined as early as Wednesday. Head coach Mike Tice said he thought there was a 50-50 chance things could be worked out between the two. The two sides haven't been able to agree over his contract thus far.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 21:19:23 -0800
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings G Corbin Lacina has agreed in principle to a restructured contract. It should be worked out officially by Wednesday. The Vikings expect to work out a new deal with guard David Dixon soon as well. It now appears negotiations on a new deal for OT Brad Badger will not happen until after the NFL Scouting Combine. There has reportedly been no progress in the negotiations with WR Chris Walsh. The sticking point is he lower amount the Vikings want to pay if Walsh is injured. Coach Mike Tice indicated the situation will be resolved one way or another by Thursday.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 07:36:54 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice wants the team to re-sign WR Jake Reed, the team's No. 3 receiver last year, for his leadership skills. However, Reed's production has slipped in recent years and likely cannot be counted on as a starter. The team may cut WR Chris Walsh because he's reluctant to take a pay cut. Tice said the team plans to look towards free agency and the NFL Draft for wide receiver help.
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:18:58 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have approached several players about restructuring their contracts, including OL Corbin Lacina, David Dixon and Brad Badger, CB Robert Tate, WR Chris Walsh and P Mitch Berger. Coach Mike Tice said Thursday Lacina agreed in principle to do so. "He will work with us," Tice said. "Hopefully he'll finish his career with the Vikings." Reportedly, Dixon and Tate will be willing to renegotiate as well.
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 17:22:43 -0800
SportsLine.com reports Minnesota Vikings CB Dale Carter (pulled hamstring), FB Jim Kleinsasser (ankle) and WR Chris Walsh (groin) were all injured during today's game.
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 08:33:53 -0700
The Pioneer Press reports other than SS Robert Griffith's broken right fibula, the Vikings had no significant injuries during yesterday's game. WR Chris Walsh had treatment on an old ankle injury, but it wasn't serious, trainer Chuck Barta said.
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 21:44:31 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings expect to have most their injured players back for next Monday's game with Baltimore. WR Cris Carter sustained a deep right thigh bruise, S Orlando Thomas had a separated rib, LB Patrick Chukwurah had a minor rib injury and WRs Chris Walsh and Randy Moss both had mild ankle sprains. The most serious were those to Carter and Thomas, but both said they'd play next week. All Vikings players took part in Monday's light workout.
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 02:59:39 -0700
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh, who was re-signed on Monday, could be suspended two to four games this year stemming from a DUI sentencing earlier this year, which was his second drunk driving arrest in the past three years. He'll enter the league's substance abuse program and could be suspended a few games as part of the policy.
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 15:22:22 -0700
Vikings.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed WR Chris Walsh to an undisclosed deal.
Sat, 09 Jun 2001 12:06:05 -0700
As an update to ongoing reports, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings will have free agents OL Corbin Lacina and WR Chris Walsh re-signed before next week's mini-camp begins.
Fri, 11 May 2001 10:29:47 -0700
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are interested in re-signing WR Chris Walsh. However, the team would like to sign him to a one-year, $477,000 deal. Such a deal would mean a pay cut for Walsh from last year's salary of $607,000. According to Walsh, both the Cardinals and Buccaneers have expressed an interest in signing him.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 23:50:41 -0800
The Star Tribune reports today's signing of WR Jake Reed means WR Chris Walsh probably falls to No. 4 WR on the Minnesota Vikings depth chart. The team still wants to re-sign Walsh although talks have not gone smoothly. There is still talk the team could pursue CB Dale Carter, if he is released by the Broncos and reinstated by the league after last year's suspension. The Vikings continue to pursue an upgrade to their defensive line. They have been negotiating to re-sign DE Fernando Smith and as previously reported they visited with free agent DT Chester McGlockton and DEs Lance Johnstone and Keith Washington. Coach Dennis Green said recently he expects to sign two of those four players.
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 22:35:00 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to re-sign WR Chris Walsh and they still might sign free agent WR Jake Reed as potential replacements for WR Matthew Hatchette. As previously reported, Hatchette agreed to sign with the New York Jets earlier today. His contract is reportedly an incentive-laden, two-year deal. Former Vikings OT Todd Steussie is scheduled to meet with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday after meeting with the Bengals on Monday.
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 09:30:07 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Mike Sullivan, the agent for Minnesota Vikings free agent WR Chris Walsh, has had conversations with the team but no deal in imminent. Walsh wants to return, but has had casual talks with other teams. Talks with their own free agent DE Fernando Smith are expected to heat up next week. Agent Mitch Frankel representing free agent WR Jake Reed talked to the Vikings again, but a deal is not close. Sources said the Bengals are primed to offer former Vikings OT Todd Steussie a lucrative long-term deal as their top free agent target. As previously reported, there is a chance Steussie may be interested in signing a one-year deal then going back on the open market next year. Both Denver and Tampa Bay seem willing to go with a short-term deal.
Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:38:56 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed WR Joey Kent to an undisclosed contract. The team is talking with one of their own free agents, DE Fernando Smith. His agent, Jeff Durand, said both sides appear to want to come to an agreement. The Vikings have interest in re-signing TEs John Davis and Johnny McWilliams and DE Bryce Paup. Also, the Vikings are talking to WR Chris Walsh about a contract extension. He is currently an unrestricted free agent. Separately, C Matt Birk is now expected to sign his one-year tender offer as early as today. LB Kailee Wong is not ready to sign the tender offer at this time.
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 10:18:47 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings are mulling over which of their free agents they will attempt to re-sign. OL Corbin Lacina appears to be their top priority. As previously reported, Lacina is sure to draw interest from around the league. Arizona will go after Lacina and sources said he could go there for a visit as soon as Monday. The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos also are reportedly interested in his services. Among the free agents the Vikings might try to re-sign include WR Chris Walsh, TEs Johnny McWilliams and John Davis and DL Fernando Smith and Bryce Paup.
Tue, 13 Feb 2001 07:31:32 -0800
According to Bill Williamson of the Pioneer Press, Vikings WR Chris Walsh was sentenced to 30 days in an Arizona jail after pleading guilty to extreme driving while under the influence of alcohol. He will have to serve at least 12 days of the sentence. As part of his sentence, Walsh will have to go through alcohol screening and counseling. If he does not complete the program, then he will spend have to complete the remaining 18 days of his sentence. Walsh is a free agent, but he is expected to re-sign with the team.
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 21:23:00 -0800
ESPN's John Clayton reports Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper (ankle) appears more doubtful than anything for this weekend's game. WR Chris Walsh will serve as the No. 3 receiver once again this weekend as Matthew Hatchette (thoracic) is inactive again.
Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:54:55 -0800
ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings WR Matthew Hatchette (strained oblique muscle) will not play today. WR Chris Walsh (cheekbone) wil serve as the team's No. 3 receiver.
Sat, 16 Dec 2000 14:05:25 -0800
The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Tate (knee) practiced on Friday but had a noticeable limp during the day. He and CB Kenny Wright (ankle) are both expected to start this weekend. WR Chris Walsh (cheekbone) wants to play and appears like he has a better chance than WR Matthew Hatchett (strained oblique muscle).
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 13:23:52 -0800
The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports WRs Chris Walsh (broken cheekbone) and Matthew Hatchett (strained oblique muscle) both took part in Thursday's no-contact practice. The team may need to use WRs Troy Walters and Nate Jacquet this weekend as both Walsh and Hatchett remain question marks for this weekend's game.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 12:47:20 -0800
The Pioneer Planet reports Minnesota Vikings S Orlando Thomas (shoulder), CB Robert Tate (knee), WRs Matthew Hatchette (thoracic) and Chris Walsh (cheekbone) are all questionable for Sunday. It would be surprising if either Thomas or Hatchette played. However, Walsh could try to play, and Tate said he thinks he'll be ready. The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports LB Dwayne Rudd (shoulder) said Wednesday that his injured right shoulder is fine, and he will be ready to play Sunday.
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 16:32:47 -0800
The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh (broken bone in jaw) is likely out this weekend and is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. Walsh suffered a broken bone in his jaw, which is in the zygomatic arch near the jaw joint and surgery is necessary to put the bone back in place. WR Matthew Hatchette (oblique muscle) is day-to-day. If he cannot play, the Vikings will be thin at WR so Troy Walters and Joey Kent would be called on to contribute. CB Robert Tate (twisted knee) and CB Kenny Wright (ankle) are both expected to be fine. LB Dwayne Rudd (shoulder) will be a late week decision while S Orlando Thomas (scapula) is likely to take another week off.
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 03:20:40 -0800
The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Chris Walsh may have a broken bone in his face. X-rays weren't immediately able to be taken after the game in St. Louis, but Walsh will undergo tests on Monday. CB Kenny Wright (ankle) and CB Robert Tate (dislocated finger/poked in the eye) were also banged up but aren't expected to miss any action.