The Seattle Seahawks signed kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday, raising the possibility that free agent Steven Hauschka won't return.
Hauschka, the Seahawks' kicker for the past six seasons, was 33-of-37 on field goals and 29-of-35 on extra points last year. He missed a game-winning 27-yarder Oct. 24 at Arizona, in a game that ended up a 6-6 tie.
Walsh had his own struggles last season, going 12-of-16 on field goals and 15-of-19 on extra points before being released by the Minnesota Vikings. Walsh famously missed a game-winning 27-yarder against the Seahawks in a 2015 NFC wild-card loss.
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Understandably, Seattle fans were stuck trying to put a positive spin on The Blair Walsh Project: Part 2.
Guys please help spread awareness as we protest this together. Blair Walsh is #NotMyKicker— @SchutzNScores (@SchutzNScores) February 9, 2017
There's something poetic about Seattle signing Blair Walsh— early riser (@whoisTroy) February 9, 2017
I'm ok with Seahawks signing Blair Walsh. We broke him, we gotta buy him.— Mark Dickenson (@seahawkeye) February 9, 2017
Blair Walsh signed to Seahawks. Vegas line is 6-1 he ends up wide left in Portland.— A Dude of Horror (@TheHorrorDude) February 9, 2017