Vikings kicking around options for replacing Walsh

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh walks on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in Minneapolis. Walsh has not bounced back from the devastating 27-yard miss that kept Minnesota from winning a playoff game last season. For the first time this season, his struggles directly cost the Vikings a victory, with a missed extra point and a blocked field goal in a game that was lost in overtime. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings are considering moving on without struggling kicker Blair Walsh.

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that the team will bring in free agents this week to evaluate as possible replacements. Zimmer was noncommittal about signing one of them before Sunday's game at Washington, but he made Walsh's future in Minnesota sound tenuous.

Asked if he believes Walsh can still be a successful kicker with the Vikings, Zimmer said, ''I believe Blair can be a successful kicker, yes.''

Walsh missed an extra point and had a field goal blocked Sunday in an overtime loss to Detroit. He has missed three extra points this season, the most in the NFL, and is just 12 for 16 on field goal tries.

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