Seattle Seahawks Sign Ex-Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh
I just looked up 'ironic' in the dictionary, and this story was pasted over the original definition. Today the Seattle Seahawks signed ex-Vikings kicker Blair Walsh. Of course Walsh missed a last-second playoff field goal against the Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015 -- sending Seattle to the next round (and the Vikings home).
Walsh's miss at the frigid home playoff game for the Vikings in 2015 seemed to be the start of his unraveling.
The reliable Walsh went to the Pro Bowl in 2012, and led the NFL in field goals in 2015, but the 2015 playoff miss seemed to be something he couldn't get past. (It hasn't been easy for me either.)
Walsh eventually became too unreliable for the Vikings; cutting him nine games into last season -- after going 12 for 16 in field goals, and missing four extra points.
In related news, the Atlanta Falcons have signed ex-Vikings kicker Gary Anderson. :)