EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - 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.