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Vikings extend K Blair Walsh

The Minnesota Vikings and kicker Blair Walsh have agreed to a contract extension on Sunday, a new four-year deal worth up to $14 million, the team announced via their official website. "I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings moving forward," Walsh said. "I'd like to thank Rick Spielman, the Wilf family, Coach Zimmer, Coach Priefer and Rob Brzezinski for...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Vikings lock up young player of team’s future

The Minnesota Vikings have by far the league’s most stacked team in terms of young, up-and-coming talent. They ensured that a part of their future remained with the team. Adam Schefter broke the news that the team extended kicker Blair Walsh: Vikings announced kicker Blair Walsh has signed a contract extension. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2015   Walsh has made...
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Vikings kicker Walsh signs contract extension

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension. The new deal was done on Sunday, the first day of training camp for the team. Walsh signed a four-year deal worth a maximum of $14 million with $5.25 million guaranteed, FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo reported. The new deal now makes Walsh one of the top 5 highest paid kickers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings sign kicker Blair Walsh to contract extension

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension. The new deal was done on Sunday, the first day of training camp for the team. Terms weren't disclosed. Walsh was a sixth-round draft pick in 2012 out of Georgia entering the final year of his rookie contract. Walsh set an NFL record by making 12 consecutive field goals from 50-plus...
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Vikings kicker Walsh signs contract extension

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension. The new deal was done on Sunday, the first day of training camp for the team. Walsh signed a four-year deal worth a maximum of $14 million with $5.25 million guaranteed, FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo reported. The new deal now makes Walsh one of the top 5 highest paid kickers...
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Vikings sign K Blair Walsh to four-year, $14M deal

The Minnesota Vikings announced they signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension on Sunday. Walsh signed a four-year deal worth a maximum of $14 million with $5.25 million guaranteed, FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo reported. The new deal now makes Walsh one of the top 5 highest paid kickers in the league.  "I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings...
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Vikings Sign K Blair Walsh To A Contract Extension

The Minnesota Vikings announced via Snapchat Sunday that they’ve signed K Blair Walsh to a contract extension. #Vikings just showed out on Snapchat Kicker Blair Walsh signing a contract extension. pic.twitter.com/u4Ubs2mdxu — Master Tesfatsion (@MasterStrib) July 26, 2015 Walsh, 25, was in the final year of his four-year, $2.2 million rookie contract and stands to make a ....
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Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier kickers

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Purple Fantasy Forecast | Vikings Fantasy Football Preview

Day by day June is slowly ticking away and with every passing second we get closer to August and the start of many fantasy football drafts around the world.  Today we take a look at the Minnesota Vikings roster to see if there are any players worth pinning your fantasy hopes on and where may be a good spot to take them. RB Adrian Peterson Peterson and the Vikings appear to have...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Next Three Seasons Are Vital for Vikings Development

Of the players on the Minnesota Vikings current roster, 48 of them will be playing in the final year of their contracts in either the 2015 or 2016 seasons. Considering an NFL roster consists of 53 players during the regular season, that is a significantly high number of expiring contracts.Among the players whose contracts end after the 2015 season (28), 16 of them started at least...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

In Hopes of a Dynasty: Next Three Seasons Are Vital for Vikings Development

Of the players on the Minnesota Vikings current roster, 48 of them will be playing in the final year of their contracts in either the 2015 or 2016 seasons. Considering an NFL roster consists of 53 players during the regular season, that is a significantly high number of expiring contracts.Among the players whose contracts end after the 2015 season (28), 16 of them started at least...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

How will PAT Rule Change Affect Blair Walsh and the Vikings?

It is perhaps the most overlooked play in all of football, yet, due to a recent NFL rule change, the PAT has been brought to the forefront—for a bit, at least—of NFL discussion. The extra point—having been altered for experimentation in the 2014 preseason—has now been pushed back 13 yards to the 15-yard line, resulting in roughly a 32 or 33-yard attempt for NFL place kickers...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings & K Blair Walsh Have Had “A Little Bit Of Communication” Regarding An Extension

Vikings K Blair Walsh tells Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune that there has been “a little bit of communication” between his agent, Brian Mackler, and the team regarding a contract extension in recent months. Walsh mentioned that he would “love” to remain with the Vikings, but added that the financial figures will obviously need to work for ... The post Vikings & K Blair...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kicker Blair Walsh opens up about future with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh knows he has to bounce back after missing nine field-goal attempts last season. The 2015 season is a contract year for Walsh, so he must make haste on his way to a comeback. "I would love to stay a Viking. This is the team that drafted me and put that faith in me to be an NFL kicker," Walsh told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "But at the same...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

PAT changes makes life trickier for NFL kickers

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh admits he and his peers have long regarded extra points as "afterthoughts." Not anymore. What was considered the most boring play in football got a whole lot spicier Tuesday at the NFL's spring meeting in San Francisco. Team owners approved a one-season change that will move the line of scrimmage for extra points back to the 15-yard line, resulting...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings and Spielman Have Drafted Some Late-Round Gems

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vikings and Spielman Have Found Gems in the Late Rounds of the Draft

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Reviewing the 2014 Minnesota Vikings: Coaching Staff

A lot can be and was said about the job GM Rick Spielman did this past season, but no personnel move benefitted the team more than the hiring of Mike Zimmer to be the head coach. Zimmer assumed control of a team that was coming off one of the worst seasons in its storied history...but how did he and the other coaches do? Let's look at the four major coaches, special teams coach Mike...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings defense and special teams dominated their division this year

The Minnesota Vikings are unquestionably headed in the right direction. The latest evidence comes from the genius nerds at Pro Football Focus, who named seven Vikings to their all NFC North team. Six of them play on defense and special teams. Check out more of the Top 30 Special Team Photos of 2014 here: http://t.co/RRpuHxiHEK pic.twitter.com/AOQYiYHw8e — Andy Kenutis (@AndyKenutis...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bridgewater leads Vikings to 13-9 win over Bears

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Teddy Bridgewater threw the go-ahead 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the third quarter, guiding the Minnesota Vikings past Chicago 13-9 on Sunday to put one more blemish on a forgettable year for the Bears. Blair Walsh kicked two field goals, Audie Cole had 11 tackles in his first start of the season and the Vikings (7-9) ended coach Mike Zimmer's first...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater, Vikings get by Bears 13-9

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Teddy Bridgewater threw the go-ahead 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the third quarter, guiding the Minnesota Vikings past Chicago 13-9 on Sunday to put one more blemish on a forgettable year for the Bears. Blair Walsh kicked two field goals, Audie Cole had 11 tackles in his first start of the season and the Vikings (7-9) ended coach Mike Zimmer's first...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Vikings at Dolphins

It seems hard to believe, but the Minnesota Vikings have just two games remaining this season. Minnesota travels to Miami this week for the season's final road game. The Vikings (6-8) are 6-3 outside the NFC North this season. They are 2-5 on the road. The Dolphins (7-7) are fighting to get into the playoffs in the AFC. They are 3-3 at home with games against Minnesota and the New...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings coach says kicking issues are mental, while Walsh expresses confidence

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Blair Walsh burst onto the scene as a surprising Pro Bowl kicker in his rookie season, the Minnesota Vikings were praised for finding a diamond in the rough in the draft's sixth-round. Walsh set an NFL record by connecting on 10 field goals of 50 yards or more. The double-digit plateau was a rarity in the NFL. Walsh is now being judged against his standout...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Walsh tries to kick through slump for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) This is not the way Blair Walsh wants to finish the season. The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year. Walsh went 0 for 3 against Detroit last week, though one field goal try was blocked and another was a long shot...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Dec. 18 Vikings mailbag

The end of the 2015 season is winding down for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota has two games left to continue the progress with first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The goal is clear. Sitting at 6-8 heading to Miami this week, the Vikings want to finish this season with a .500 record and two wins. The questions regarding the team have lessened...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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