Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Vikings cut Carlson after 3 missed FGs, target Bailey

Vikings cut Carlson after 3 missed FGs, target Bailey

A rough Sunday afternoon for Daniel Carlson got even rougher after he missed two overtime field goals in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers.

Less than 24 hours after a disgusting kicking performance cost them a chance to steal a game from archrival Green Bay, the Minnesota Vikings announced that placekicker Daniel Carlson has been waived.

Bailey was released from the Cowboys on September 1.

Bailey made 91.2 percent of his kicks in indoor/domed stadiums and has never missed a point after attempt in 145 tries at home.

The Vikings can't let any more wins this season rest on the foot and mind of an inexperienced kicker who can't be relied on. He has also made 276-of-278 extra point attempts, and collected 296 touchbacks on 549 kickoffs. He is 27 out of 40 on kicks 50 yards or longer.

He's coming off the worst season of career after missing four games because of a groin injury. Dallas opted to keep former Canadian Football League kicker Brett Maher after the 2018 preseason. But on Sunday, in his second regular-season game, he went 0-of-3 on field goals.

Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson reacts after missing a field goal in the final sends of overtime an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday Sept. 16 2018 in Green Bay Wis. The game ended in a 29-29 tie
Vikings cut rookie Carlson after 3 missed FGs, target Bailey

Since Zimmer took the job in 2014, the Vikings have had plenty of these problems. [General manager Rick Spielman] and I have barely talked yet. "It's hard to figure out. But, you know, things happen, I guess".

The Vikings traded two sixth-round picks to the New York Jets for the opportunity to move up in the fifth round for Carlson.

"It's a chip shot", Zimmer said postgame.

To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Vikings released wide receiver Stacy Coley.

"Cousins was with him before and he really liked him", Zimmer said.

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