Vikings Working Out Kickers Including Randy Bullock, Kai Forbath & Zach Hocker

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Vikings are bringing in free agent kicker for workouts on Monday after Blair Walsh missed another extra point and had a field goal blocked on Sunday.

  • Tom Pelissero reports that Randy Bullock is expected to be among the kickers trying out for the Vikings this week.
  • Matt Vensel reports that Kai Forbath will also be in attendance for tomorrow’s tryout.
  • Darren Wolfson adds that K Zach Hocker will also try out for the Vikings.

It’s possible that the Vikings could hold off of signing anyone to a contract this week and see if it provides additional motivation for Walsh moving forward. However, it’s clear that if he continues to struggle, the team is likely to consider making a change.

Bullock, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Texans back in 2012. He spent three years in Houston before signing on with the Jets in November of last year.

The Giants signed him to a contract coming out of the preseason while Josh Brown served his one-game suspension. New York later released him upon activating Brown.

In 2016, Bullock has appeared in one game but did not attempt a field goal. He converted two of three extra point tries and had three touchbacks.

Forbath, 29, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He lasted around eight months with the team before he was placed on waivers and later claimed by the Redskins.

Last year, Washington placed an original round tender on Forbath, but elected to cut him mid-season. Forbath wound up catching on with the Saints in October of last year but was cut loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2015, Forbath appeared in 11 games and converted just 10 of 15 field goal attempts to go along with 34 of 35 extra point tries and 22 touchbacks.

Walsh, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $13.66 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.15 million for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Walsh has appeared in eight games and converted 12 of 16 field goal attempts (75 percent) to go along with 13 of 16 extra point tries (81.3 percent) and 18 touchbacks.

We’ll have more regarding which kickers are working out for the Vikings and Walsh’s future with the team as the news is available.

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