Vikings Sign Blair Walsh Replacement
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their contract with kicker Kai Forbath, their replacement for Blair Walsh.
Forbath kicked for New Orleans in 10 games last season after being let go by Washington after one game largely because the Redskins wanted to improve their kickoffs. Forbath made 87 percent of his field goal attempts (60 for 69) in three-plus seasons for Washington, the second-best rate in team history, but he had only 18 touchbacks in 2014, which was the second fewest in the league.
Between the Redskins and Saints in 2015, Forbath went 10 for 15 on field goals and 35 of 36 on extra points.
The Vikings also have signed rookie offensive tackle Rashod Hill off Jacksonville's practice squad, after losing Jake Long for the season to an Achilles tendon injury.