Seahawks sign K Blair Walsh

By Rachel Wold

The Seattle Seahawks reportedly signed 27 year-old kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday.

Walsh is a former sixth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. Walsh was released by the Vikings after nine games in 2016. During that stretch, he completed 75 percent of his field goals and 78.9 percent of his extra points attempted.

The drop in production from the previous season, and Walsh’s knack for missing when a kick counted most, caused the Vikings to part ways with him.

Speaking of missed field goals, Walsh missed a critical one in the 2015 Wild Card playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks (watch here).

He essentially gifted the Seahawks a win, and they advanced to the divisional round. Perhaps this is why Seattle is putting its trust into Walsh, who had originally been under contract with the Vikings through 2019 before he was cut.