Blair Walsh

Blair Walsh, Vikings reach extension

NFC North Update

The Minnesota Vikings have signed place kicker Blair Walsh to a 4-year $13 million deal. The deal contains $5.25 million in guarantees as the Vikings lock up one of the league’s better, young kickers. In 2012, Walsh made the Pro Bowl and was named to the AP All-Pro team. He also carries a career 84.47 field goal percentage which ranks 10th among active career field goal % leaders. It’s a fairly safe assumption that Walsh will see an increase in scoring opportunities considering the return of Adrian Peterson and an improving offense in Minnesota.

In other news:

– The NFL will revamp procedures for football inspections this season on the heels of the Tom Brady/Deflategate controversy;

– Panthers’ OT Jonathan Martin has decided to retire;

– Philadelphia Eagles waive RB Matthew Turner;

– TE Kevin Brock has signed with the New Orleans Saints;

– Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed DE Da’Quan Bowers;

– The St. Louis Rams’ 2015 Supplemental Draft selection Isaiah Battle has officially signed with the team;

– The Arizona Cardinals have brought in Jen Welter to be an linebackers coach (intern). Welter is the first female to coach in the NFL;

– New York Jets have signed UDFA WR Austin Hill to their 90-man roster heading into training camp;









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