Vikings to stick with Blair Wash after working out kickers

- The Minnesota Vikings are sticking with Blair Walsh after working out other kickers this week.

Walsh missed two kicks and botched a kickoff during last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.  The Vikings lost to the Lions in overtime.

Head coach Mike Zimmer brought in four free agent kickers for a try out at practice on Tuesday, but in the end the Vikings say they will keep Walsh for now.

“We’ll always evaluate it, but there’s a lot of factors that decide a lot of things,” Zimmer said at a press conference on Wednesday. “We went back and looked at Mason Crosby, who I think is a really good kicker in this league. He had one year where he struggled and fought through it.”

Zimmer said the salary cap did not play a factor in the decision of whether to bring in a new kicker.

Walsh is 12-for-16 on field goals and 13-for-16 on extra points this season.

“I still believe in him,” Zimmer said.

The Vikings will play the Washington Redskins at noon on Sunday. 

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