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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:40:21 -0800
Free-agent PK Blair Walsh (Vikings) signed an undisclosed deal with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Feb. 9, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Steven Hauschka looks to be heading towards free agency, so Walsh is seemingly the 'Hawks' backup plan if/when Hauschka is not re-signed. Kickers are a dime a dozen in fantasy football, so it's OK to stay away from Walsh even if he does start, although he's not the worst low-end PK1 consideration.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:46:33 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh will be cut Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Fantasy Tip: You can cut ties to him, if you haven't already done so, as well in fantasy leagues. There isn't word on who will replace him, but the offense around him makes it difficult to be anything more than a matchup play.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:51:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings K Blair Walsh missed another extra point Sunday, Nov. 13, against the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh's job is still considered safe, but you have to wonder when the Vikings will pull the trigger on another kicker. Granted, extra points are harder to make under the new rules, but Walsh has trouble more than any other kicker (or so it seems).
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:57:10 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh remains the Vikings' starting kicker despite multiple workouts with other kickers Minnesota had.
Fantasy Tip: The Vikings may be giving Walsh another chance, but that doesn't mean you have to. He's been one of the most inconsistent kickers in the league this year. There are probably more reliable options on the waiver wire, at least for now.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:48:50 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer indicated that the club will not bring anyone in this week as possible competition for struggling PK Blair Walsh, who is 8-for-11 on FGAs and 6-for-8 on PATs this season.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh is currently tied for 13th among kickers with 30 points, and his 11 FGAs are tied for third, but his struggles are legitimate cause for concern. For right now he's a streaming option at best.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:23:25 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are confident in PK Blair Walsh despite a devastating missed chip-shot 27-yard field goal in the playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks. "I pretty much move on, but I'm going to try to make sure that he has success as much as possible," head coach Mike Zimmer said. "You're always as good as your last kick, right? So we want to make sure that a lot of his kicks are good kicks now."
Fantasy Tip: Walsh isn't a recommended No. 1 fantasy option heading into the 2016 season, but he will be playing for a strong offense and if he overcomes last season's miss he could re-emerge as a decent option at some point in the upcoming season.
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:00:00 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh won't have any competition for the starting kicker position, according to general manager Rick Spielman. "Blair Walsh is our kicker," Spielman said. "I think our organization, our coaches and everybody, has confidence in Blair."
Fantasy Tip: Walsh had one of the more heartbreaking playoff gaffes in recent history, but he's still a top fantasy kicker.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:28:17 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh kicked the game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Chicago Bears 23-20 on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh converted three field goals, also hitting from 43 and 48 yards. No kickers are involved in FantasyScore, but if you're looking for a kicker in your league and he is available pick him up. He has converted 13 straight field goals.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:50:40 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh missed an extra point in Week 2 after he pushed a field goal wide right in the season opener and went just 5-for-11 on field goal tries in the preseason. The Vikings will continue to watch him. He's missed at least one field goal or extra point in six of the team's seven preseason and regular season games.
Fantasy Tip: With Walsh struggling in all aspects of his game right now, you shouldn't touch him in your fantasy leagues.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:49:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh missed another field goal in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but the Vikings are not considering bringing in another kicker. Walsh was signed to a four-year, $14 million deal in training camp but went 5-for-11 on field-goal tries in the preseason and is 11-for-23 going back to December of last year.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh's monetary committment will give him a longer leash than most kickers, but it appears as though he's lost confidence because of his struggles dating back to last season. He shouldn't be owned in traditional fantasy leagues right now.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 06:48:00 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh missed three field goals and an extra point during the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh will be playing more outdoor games this season, which could affect his fantasy value. He was the least accurate kicker last season when he make 74.3% of his field goal kicks. Walsh should he plenty of chances to produce points this season and could be a draft option despite his struggles.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:24:14 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh signed a four-year contract extension Sunday, July 26, worth $14 million. The deal includes $5.25 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh finished last in the NFL last season with a field goal percentage of 74.3%. The Vikings should have a better offense this season, which will give Walsh more chances to put up points. Walsh could be selected in deeper leagues but should not be one of the top kickers selected.
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:33:38 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh said there has been some communication between the team and his agent regarding a contract extension, but nothing has been finalized.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh struggled last year, hitting 26 of 35 field goal attempts. He's not in starting fantasy kicker territory.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:05:48 -0800
Former Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe said special teams coach Mike Priefer made homophobic comments about him after Kluwe began speaking out in favor of gay marriage. Kluwe said text messages from PK Blair Walsh confirm that Walsh heard the same comments. Walsh previously denied hearing said comments.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:48:49 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (hip), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) and DT Fred Evans (knee) all did not practice Friday, Nov. 1, and have been ruled out. LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), WR Rodney Smith (hip), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) all fully practiced and are probable.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:34:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (hip), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) and S Jamarca Sanford (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31. DT Fred Evans (knee) and OT Phil Loadholt (illness) were limited. LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), WR Rodney Smith (hip), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) practiced in full.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:23:40 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (hip), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle), DT Fred Evans (knee), WR Greg Jennings (knee) and S Jamarca Sanford (groin) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), WR Rodney Smith (hip), K Blair Walsh (left hamstring), DT Kevin Williams (knee) all fully participated in practice.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:58:33 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) will handle the field goal and extra point attempts in the team's Week 8 game but is not sure if Blair will handle the kickoffs.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:02:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (ankle), DT Sharrif Floyd (back), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), OT Matt Kalil (back), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) all fully participated in practice and are probable for Week 8.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:41:15 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (back), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:47:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) has been bothered by a nagging left hamstring injury, and it is partially to blame for a missed 53-yard field goal in the Week 7 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21. It was his first career miss from longer than 50 yards. He also has ceded kickoff duties to P Jeff Locke as a result of the injury.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:22:49 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), OT Matt Kalil (back) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:25:05 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (rib), WR Jarius Wright (ankle), TE Rhett Ellison (knee), C John Sullivan (hand), DE Jared Allen (ankle), DT Kevin Williams (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) are listed as probable for Week 7. Allen and Williams were limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 19, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:33:04 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (ankle), DT Kevin Williams (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:22:26 -0700
Minnesota Vikings CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), FS Harrison Smith (toe) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:41:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) will be able to play even though he is listed as questionable. P Jeff Locke could handle the kicking and punting duties if Walsh is not able to play.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:35:04 -0700
Minnesota Vikings TE Rhett Ellison (knee) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 6. Walsh did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, while Ellison was limited.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:43:11 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) is expected to play Week 6 even though he left practice early Thursday, Oct. 10, after injuring his hamstring.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:10:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (groin), TE Rhett Ellison (knee), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:22:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh connected on two of his three field goal attempts in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London. One of his field goals went for 54 yards, and he is now a perfect 12-of-12 from 50 or more yards in his NFL career.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:14:49 -0700
Minnesota Vikings P Jeff Locke said he did not work on kickoffs during offseason workouts even though he 76.4 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks in college last season. PK Blair Walsh is expected to remain the kickoff specialist and had 61.6 percent of his kickoffs result in touchbacks in 2012.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:31:17 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 07:45:36 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:31:25 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh booted a 56-yard field goal in the Week 16 game against the Houston Texans. It was his ninth successful field goal from at least 50 yards, which is a new NFL record.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:25:27 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 15.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:39:45 -0800
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh reached 107 points on the season with his 38-yard field goal in Week 15, which moved him past former WR Randy Moss for the 14-year-old franchise rookie record for scoring. Walsh also hit three 50-plus yard field goals in the game, which made him the first kicker in NFL history to kick eight field goals of at least 50 yards in a single season since former PKs Morten Anderson (1995) and Jason Hanson (2008).
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:25:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh knocked through a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He is the first Vikings kicker since PK Fuad Reveiz in 1992 to convert from 50-plus yards in the team's first two games. Walsh also hit a 29-yard field goal, two extra points and he had four touchbacks on his five kickoffs.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:54:24 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:42:45 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh booted four field goals (20, 42, 55, 38) in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, including a game-tying 55-yard field goal to force overtime with 20 seconds left in regulation. He then kicked the game-winning field goal from 38 yards. Walsh set a team record for longest field goal in a season opener, and he became just the fourth Vikings kicker to boot one from 50 or more yards in a Week 1 game. The 55-yard field goal is tied for the second-longest in franchise history.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:03:46 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh knocked through field goals from 39 and 26 yards to cap the starting offense's first two drives in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. "It was good to see him come in and kick that field goal early," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "The conditions were not great conditions, and he showed some poise and he had a touchback as well."
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:31:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh made all eight of his field goal attempts in practice Wednesday, Aug. 8, between 20 and 36 yards. He is now 39-for-44 (88.6 percent) in team settings during training camp.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:40:44 -0700
Minnesota Vikings rookie PK Blair Walsh is the only kicker in training camp, and he has yet to perform in a competitive setting. That might change Monday, July 30, when the team holds its first padded practice. "He knows being the only kicker here, he's putting a lot of pressure on himself to improve," special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Saturday, July 28. "He's a very conscientious young man. He's a very hard-working young man. It's extremely important to him, and he competes with himself."
Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:13:29 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will not be adding another kicker to split reps with PK Blair Walsh during training camp.
Tue, 22 May 2012 14:16:39 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Jarius Wright (fourth-round pick), WR Greg Childs (fourth round), DB Robert Blanton (fifth round), PK Blair Walsh (sixth round), LB Audie Cole (seventh round) and DT Trevor Guyton (seventh round) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, May 22.
Sat, 05 May 2012 10:01:47 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh will compete with PK Ryan Longwell for the kicker position because head coach Leslie Frazier does not think the team will keep two kickers on the roster.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:00:25 -0700
The St. Louis Rams held a private workout for Georgia PK Blair Walsh Tuesday, April 24.