Walsh signed a contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Walsh struggled mightily in 2016, missing four extra points and making 12-of-16 field goal attempts prior to being released in November. Steven Hauschka, the Seahawks' kicker in 2016, will be a free agent upon the end of the league year, meaning Walsh could be set to handle the kicking duties in Seattle in 2017.
Walsh was released by the Vikings on Tuesday. The Vikings worked out other kickers last week and decided to stick with Walsh, but the team reversed course Tuesday after Walsh missed his fourth extra-point and eighth overall attempt in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, and decided to give him his release. The Vikings have yet to announce who will replace Walsh on the roster, but they will have a new kicker in Week 11 for the first time since 2011.
Walsh missed his league-leading fourth extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to Washington. He did make two other extra-point attempts but did not have a field goal attempt. Walsh may be in danger of losing his job this week as the Vikings auditioned kickers last week before deciding to stick with Walsh. However, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.
While the Vikings worked out multiple kickers this week, the team is planning to keep Walsh as the team's kicker for at least Sunday's game against Washington, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Walsh has missed a league-leading three extra-point attempts and is 12-of-16 on field-goal attempts this season. After missing an extra point and having a field-goal attempt blocked last week, Walsh could be cut if he has another poor game. However, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.
Walsh missed his league-leading third extra point attempt and had a 46-yard attempt blocked in Sunday's loss to Detroit, leaving his status with the team somewhat in question. "I don't know. We'll see. I'm not going to make any evaluations right now. Today's not the day to be making any evaluations," head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN. He did make a 33-yard attempt. Walsh is now 12-of-16 on field-goal attempts this season and the Vikings may not be able to stick with him on the roster much longer. However, the Vikings may be reluctant to make a change at kicker due to his four-year, $14 million contract.
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