The Vikings are sticking with struggling kicker Blair Walsh — for now, at least.
After working out a few free-agent kickers, including Randy Bullock and Kai Forbath, at Winter Park on Tuesday, the Vikings opted to not sign any of them. So it appears that Walsh, who missed two more kicks during Sunday's 22-16 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions, will still be kicking when the Vikings face Washington this week.
After confirming at his weekly Monday afternoon news conference that the Vikings planned to work out multiple kickers, coach Mike Zimmer sounded ready to move on from Walsh, who also erred on a key kickoff.
In the third quarter of the loss to the Lions, Walsh hit the right upright on an extra-point attempt that would have tied the score. In the fourth, Walsh had his 46-yard field-goal attempt blocked in part due to a low trajectory.
Then, after the Vikings scored a touchdown to take a late 16-13 lead, Walsh was supposed to land the kickoff around the 5-yard line, forcing the Lions to return it and take time off the clock. But Walsh booted a touchback.
The 26-year-old has missed four of his 16 field-goal attempts this season and his three misses on extra-point tries are tied for the most in the NFL.
"We've missed three extra points this year. We've missed several field goals. The way our games are being played, they're probably going to come down to a lot of close games, I hope so at least anyway," Zimmer said.
"We have to look at all avenues as far as what gives us the best opportunity to win football games."
In addition to Bullock and Forbath, Travis Coons, Zach Hocker and Marhsall Koehn were also among the kickers flown in for a Tuesday workout.
Aldrick Rosas, an undrafted rookie who spent time with the Titans, also was given a tryout, the Star Tribune confirmed.
However, none was signed, and the Vikings will begin their preparations for Sunday's game with Walsh still in the fold.
His footing with the organization remains tenuous, though, going forward.
The Vikings did make a pair of non-kicker roster moves Tuesday, waiving tight end MyCole Pruitt to make room for quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who had been on the non-football injury list since undergoing foot surgery in July.
Pruitt, a 2015 fifth-round draft pick who showed promise during his rookie season, could join the practice squad if he clears waivers Wednesday.