Vikings sign Dan Bailey, waive Daniel Carlson

Vikings sign Dan Bailey, waive Daniel Carlson

Mike Zimmer has brutal quote about cutting struggling Vikings kicker

He made 57 of 72 career field goals for the Cowboys and was successful on 199 of 201 extra points. "But, you know, things happen, I guess".

Packers kicker Mason Crosby also missed a field goal in the tie.

A day after cutting rookie kicker Daniel Carlson, the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday signed Dan Bailey, a former NFL Pro Bowler and ex-Dallas Cowboys player, as the hoped-for answer to the team's kicking woes.

Carlson missed one in regular time and two more in overtime.

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He said it was "an easy decision" to release him. He made 88.2 percent of his career field goals, making him the second-most accurate kicker in National Football League history. Bailey connected on 15-of-20 field-goal tries and missed the first two extra points of his career, all of which came after he was injured.

They didn't immediately announce a replacement for Carlson. There was no third season for Forbath in Minnesota.

Carlson was awarded the job when the Vikings let Kai Forbath go on August 20, and Carlson pulled two field goal tries wide left in a preseason game four days later. It was a disappointing outing that had a tremendous impact on the Vikings' viewpoint of his future with the team that some huge championship aspirations behind their talented roster.

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