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Blair Walsh

Minnesota Vikings
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Vikings | Coach accused of gay slurs

Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:05:48 -0800

Former Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe said special teams coach Mike Priefer made homophobic comments about him after Kluwe began speaking out in favor of gay marriage. Kluwe said text messages from PK Blair Walsh confirm that Walsh heard the same comments. Walsh previously denied hearing said comments.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 9

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:48:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (hip), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) and DT Fred Evans (knee) all did not practice Friday, Nov. 1, and have been ruled out. LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), WR Rodney Smith (hip), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 9

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:34:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (hip), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) and S Jamarca Sanford (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31. DT Fred Evans (knee) and OT Phil Loadholt (illness) were limited. LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), WR Rodney Smith (hip), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:23:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (hip), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle), DT Fred Evans (knee), WR Greg Jennings (knee) and S Jamarca Sanford (groin) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), WR Rodney Smith (hip), K Blair Walsh (left hamstring), DT Kevin Williams (knee) all fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh could be limited

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:58:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) will handle the field goal and extra point attempts in the team's Week 8 game but is not sure if Blair will handle the kickoffs.

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Vikings | Seven probable

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:02:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (ankle), DT Sharrif Floyd (back), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), OT Matt Kalil (back), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) all fully participated in practice and are probable for Week 8.

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Vikings | Four limited

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:41:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (back), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh cedes kickoff duties

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:47:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) has been bothered by a nagging left hamstring injury, and it is partially to blame for a missed 53-yard field goal in the Week 7 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21. It was his first career miss from longer than 50 yards. He also has ceded kickoff duties to P Jeff Locke as a result of the injury.

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Vikings | Four limited

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:22:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), OT Matt Kalil (back) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Vikings | Eight players probable for Week 7

Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:25:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (rib), WR Jarius Wright (ankle), TE Rhett Ellison (knee), C John Sullivan (hand), DE Jared Allen (ankle), DT Kevin Williams (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) are listed as probable for Week 7. Allen and Williams were limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 19, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Four limited during practice

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:33:04 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (ankle), DT Kevin Williams (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18.

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Vikings | Three sit out practice

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:22:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), FS Harrison Smith (toe) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Vikings | Coach believes Blair Walsh can play

Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:41:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) will be able to play even though he is listed as questionable. P Jeff Locke could handle the kicking and punting duties if Walsh is not able to play.

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Vikings | Two players questionable

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:35:04 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Rhett Ellison (knee) and PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 6. Walsh did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, while Ellison was limited.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh expected to play

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:43:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) is expected to play Week 6 even though he left practice early Thursday, Oct. 10, after injuring his hamstring.

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Vikings | Four limited

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:10:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (groin), TE Rhett Ellison (knee), PK Blair Walsh (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh rocks from long distance

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:22:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh connected on two of his three field goal attempts in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London. One of his field goals went for 54 yards, and he is now a perfect 12-of-12 from 50 or more yards in his NFL career.

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Vikings | Jeff Locke not expected to kick off

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:14:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings P Jeff Locke said he did not work on kickoffs during offseason workouts even though he 76.4 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks in college last season. PK Blair Walsh is expected to remain the kickoff specialist and had 61.6 percent of his kickoffs result in touchbacks in 2012.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh earns honor

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:31:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh earns honor

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 07:45:36 -0800

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh sets NFL record

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:31:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh booted a 56-yard field goal in the Week 16 game against the Houston Texans. It was his ninth successful field goal from at least 50 yards, which is a new NFL record.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh earns honor

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:25:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 15.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh sets rookie record

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:39:45 -0800

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh reached 107 points on the season with his 38-yard field goal in Week 15, which moved him past former WR Randy Moss for the 14-year-old franchise rookie record for scoring. Walsh also hit three 50-plus yard field goals in the game, which made him the first kicker in NFL history to kick eight field goals of at least 50 yards in a single season since former PKs Morten Anderson (1995) and Jason Hanson (2008).

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Vikings | Blair Walsh converts from 50-plus again

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:25:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh knocked through a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He is the first Vikings kicker since PK Fuad Reveiz in 1992 to convert from 50-plus yards in the team's first two games. Walsh also hit a 29-yard field goal, two extra points and he had four touchbacks on his five kickoffs.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh earns Week 1 honor

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:54:24 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh etches name in team record book

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:42:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh booted four field goals (20, 42, 55, 38) in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, including a game-tying 55-yard field goal to force overtime with 20 seconds left in regulation. He then kicked the game-winning field goal from 38 yards. Walsh set a team record for longest field goal in a season opener, and he became just the fourth Vikings kicker to boot one from 50 or more yards in a Week 1 game. The 55-yard field goal is tied for the second-longest in franchise history.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh passes latest test

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:03:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh knocked through field goals from 39 and 26 yards to cap the starting offense's first two drives in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. "It was good to see him come in and kick that field goal early," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "The conditions were not great conditions, and he showed some poise and he had a touchback as well."

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Vikings | Blair Walsh shines

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:31:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh made all eight of his field goal attempts in practice Wednesday, Aug. 8, between 20 and 36 yards. He is now 39-for-44 (88.6 percent) in team settings during training camp.

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Vikings | Blair Walsh is only kicker in camp

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:40:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings rookie PK Blair Walsh is the only kicker in training camp, and he has yet to perform in a competitive setting. That might change Monday, July 30, when the team holds its first padded practice. "He knows being the only kicker here, he's putting a lot of pressure on himself to improve," special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Saturday, July 28. "He's a very conscientious young man. He's a very hard-working young man. It's extremely important to him, and he competes with himself."

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Vikings | Not bringing in another kicker

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:13:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will not be adding another kicker to split reps with PK Blair Walsh during training camp.

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Vikings | Sign six draft picks

Tue, 22 May 2012 14:16:39 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Jarius Wright (fourth-round pick), WR Greg Childs (fourth round), DB Robert Blanton (fifth round), PK Blair Walsh (sixth round), LB Audie Cole (seventh round) and DT Trevor Guyton (seventh round) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, May 22.

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Vikings | Will have competition at kicker

Sat, 05 May 2012 10:01:47 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh will compete with PK Ryan Longwell for the kicker position because head coach Leslie Frazier does not think the team will keep two kickers on the roster.

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Rams | Worked out Blair Walsh

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:00:25 -0700

The St. Louis Rams held a private workout for Georgia PK Blair Walsh Tuesday, April 24.

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