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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.
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.
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.
Wed, 15 May 2013 18:30:37 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings announced the signings of OG Jeff Baca, OG Travis Bond and P Jeff Locke Wednesday, May 15. Terms of the deals with the draft selections were undisclosed.
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:01:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe will meet with general manager Rick Spielman Monday, May 6, to discuss his future with the team. The two sides have agreed to a quick release if the team prefers to go with P Jeff Locke.
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 14:50:47 -0700
Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe said he is ready to compete with P Jeff Locke for the team's punter job. "If they don't know my character by now, then they're probably not ever going to figure it out," Kluwe said. "I am here to compete. I'm here to do the best job that I possibly can. It doesn't matter if they draft someone or they bring someone in or whatever. I'm here to do my job to the best of my ability."