Kicker carousel continues: Vikings sign Dan Bailey after waiving Daniel Carlson

But with a healthy amount of kickers looking for a job in the NFL, Minnesota wasted no time bringing in a seasoned veteran.

Minnesota is waiving rookie Daniel Carlson, whose performance on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers led the Vikings to pursue Bailey.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn't regret giving up two sixth-round picks, in part because the Vikings were later able to sign three undrafted free agents, nor does he necessarily view himself as snakebitten when it comes to having success with kickers. "I don't know. It's hard to figure out".

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 30-year-old was released by the Dallas Cowboys right before the regular season began in a cost-saving move following his injury-influenced regression in 2017. "But things happen, I guess". Bailey turned down four offers since the start of the season before deciding on Minnesota. Upon his return, he missed five of 13 field goal attempts and also had the first two failed extra points of his seven-year National Football League career.

They didn't immediately announce a replacement for Carlson.

Carlson was cut on Monday, as the Vikings signed wide receiver Aldrick Robinson.

Even though the Vikings spent a fifth-round selection on Carlson, they couldn't afford costly mistakes in crucial showdowns.

Carlson lamented postgame that nerves likely played a role in missing his final kick.

"That's water off a duck's back", Zimmer said. "And then he's a fast guy".


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