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Vikings kicking around options for replacing Walsh

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AP Pro Football Writer

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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