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According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, New Orleans will sign former Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh to its practice squad.
“Never know when a COVID issue might arise during the playoffs, so they’ll keep Walsh in testing protocols as a contingency plan,” Pelissero said on Twitter.
Walsh last appeared in the playoffs for the Vikings in the 2015 season. I don’t think I have to tell Vikings fans what happened, but just in case: He went 3-4 on field goals, missing the would-be game-winner from 27 yards away, giving the Seahawks the 10-9 win.
Some of the Vikings’ playoff woes are on account of crucial missed kicks and Walsh contributed to that. The Saints also had a hand in knocking out the Vikings in the 2009 NFC Championship game.
Sure, the Vikings have gotten revenge with the Minneapolis Miracle and the overtime victory in 2019, but I’m sure Minnesota fans wouldn’t mind if Walsh missed some important kicks for New Orleans.