Walsh went to the Pro Bowl and was named All-Pro as a rookie.
His professional career started to go sideways after he missed a potential game-winning kick in the 2015 playoffs.
With Seattle ahead 10-9 with 26 seconds to play, Walsh missed a 27-yard field attempt wide left.
Walsh missed eight more kicks over nine games in 2016 and was released by the Vikings.
In 2017, Walsh was signed by Seattle. After missing eight of 29 field goals, he was not re-signed. He didn’t play in the league last season.
If Walsh can beat out Tavecchio, he’d open the season against his former team as the Falcons play at Minnesota on Sept. 8.