[Note: This segment is a part of a position-by-position look at what the Minnesota Vikings might be inclined to do during the 2015 free agency period. This is the fifth article, focusing on the specialists. In case you missed it, feel free to check out the quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, and the fullbacks are here.]
The Vikings are likely to see some movement this offseason when it comes to their key player on special teams.
To start, however, we should look at the one guy who seems about 99% safe in terms of job security. Kicker Blair Walsh is coming off of a down year in terms of consistency, but his body of work as a whole makes him more likely to get an extension this year than get replaced, by a long shot. Walsh is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to have a cap hit of only $689,483.
At age 25, it would take a huge fall from grace for the strong-legged Walsh to be considered anything other than our guy in the present, and well into the future.