Blair Given the Boot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have cut struggling kicker Blair Walsh, two days after he missed his league-leading fourth extra point in a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.
The Vikings announced the move on Tuesday. Walsh was 12 of 16 on field goals and 15 of 19 on extra points in nine games this season. The Vikings started the season 5-0, but have lost four straight games.
After Walsh missed an extra point, had a field goal blocked and misplaced a kickoff in a loss to Detroit two weeks ago, the Vikings brought in six kickers for a tryout. They ultimately decided to give Walsh one more chance, but his miss just before halftime against the Redskins sealed his fate.
Some sources are reporting that Kai Forbath will be the new kicker.