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Seattle Seahawks sign ex-Vikings kicker Blair Walsh

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Blair Walsh could once again have the opportunity to win games for Seattle.

The Seahawks announced Thursday they signed the ex-Minnesota Vikings kicker.

Walsh missed four field goals and four extra points in 2016 before being cut in mid-November. After a stellar start to his career in 2012, Walsh struggled the past two regular seasons, missing a combined nine field goal attempts and eight extra points.

The most infamous of Walsh's misses came in the 2015 postseason, when he blew a chip-shot field goal that cost the Vikings a chance to pull the playoff upset over Seattle in the wild-card round.

Now Walsh joins those Seahawks.

The signing could signal the end of Steven Hauschka's six-year run in Seattle -- the kicker is set to be a free agent. Hauschka was scattershot in 2016, missing four field goal attempts and six extra points. The 31-year-old has struggled since the NFL moved the extra point back, missing 11 total PATs the past two years (including playoffs).

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