The Vikings released Ryan Longwell after six years of the veteran kicker being on the team, with the 2009 and 2010 seasons as his highlights. The move came nine days after the team drafted former Georgia kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round.
Blair Walsh became a rarity – a Vikings draft pick spent on a kicker – but he's looking to extend his Purple legacy beyond that. Walsh talked about his first pro practice, trying to win the kicking battle, and overcoming his struggles last year.
May 4, 2012