Vikings Make Forbath Signing Official After Cutting Walsh

  • Vikings Make Forbath Signing Official After Cutting Walsh

Vikings Make Forbath Signing Official After Cutting Walsh

Forbath, who kicked for the Washington Redskins from 2012 to 2015 and spent part of the 2015 season with the New Orleans Saints, and was one of six kickers to try out for the Vikings last week, after Walsh missed an extra point and had a field goal attempt blocked against the Detroit Lions on November 6.

"This isn't my first time coming in and replacing someone". "So I'm feeling pretty confident going into it". He made 85 of 101 (84.2 percent) field goals and 102 of 104 (98.1 percent) extra points for the Bruins and won the Lou Groza Award (nation's top kicker) for his 2009 season. "It's nice having Jeff and Kevin in here". He missed a number of field goals and extra point attempts, and the result was the Vikings cut him Tuesday. Benjamin Franklin said this and they are words to. It definitely did impact his teammates' level of confidence in Walsh. "I think we gave him a lot of opportunities". Walsh was in the first year of a four-year, $13 million extension he signed last season. But he never seemed to overcome his miss against the Seahawks.

They understand it, even his best friends on the team Blair Walsh was not part of the solution.

McDermott said he talked to Walsh after he was waived but declined to share any over the conversation.

"I'm sad for the guy but at the end of the day understand this is a business and you have one job to do and you've got to do it", Alex Boone said.

Forbath was let go by Washington after Week 1 in 2015, in part because he struggled on kickoffs.

Blair Walsh's five seasons in Minnesota were filled with big-time makes and big-time misses.

The former UCLA Bruin kicked in 41 regular-season games for Washington and 10 games for New Orleans, who re-signed him this offseason but released him in September. Neither have their aggressive attempts to stay on track, even if the move away from Walsh might've come a little late.