Vikings sign Dan Bailey, waive Daniel Carlson

Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson reacts after missing a field goal in the final seconds 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

During the 29-29 tie, Carlson missed two kicks in overtime, including a 35-yard attempt as time expired that would have given the Vikings the win at Lambeau Field. "In the end, my hunch is he'll land somewhere".

The Vikings drafted Carlson in the fifth round of this year's draft.

As kickers kept going wide right, wide left and even off the uprights, one name kept coming up on social media: Dan Bailey, the second-most accurate kicker in league history.

The former Cowboys kicker agreed to sign with the Vikings Monday after the team waived Daniel Carlson, NFL Media and ESPN reported.

Bailey has made 186 of 211 career field goals, good for an accuracy rate of 88.2 percent.

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

The Vikings are banking that a veteran presence in the kicking game will help them in a season with Super Bowl expectations.

Gonzalez, a seventh-round pick in 2017, missed two field goals and two extra point attempts to cost the Browns their first victory since December 2016.

"That's water off a duck's back", Zimmer said.

There are multiple reports that Bailey turned down four strong offers previously.

A source said the Vikings also plan to sign wide receiver Aldrick Robinson. If he can come through in the areas Carlson and others before him couldn't, Minnesota might finally solve its kicking woes. We shall see what that means for Treadwell, a player they'd most likely bench instead of cutting (unless they really need the roster spot).


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