Vikings to waive kicker Daniel Carlson, sign Dan Bailey

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

Vikings cut rookie Carlson after 3 missed FGs, target Bailey

Less than 24 hours after a terrible 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.

Carlson missed field goals from 48, 49 and 35 yards in the Vikings' 29-29 overtime tie against the Packers.

Zimmer was asked, "What went into the decision to let Carlson go?"

"It's disappointing when you've got an opportunity to win the football game there at the end and you come up with a tie".

Zimmer: Yeah, it was pretty easy. The Minnesota head coach had no problem providing an answer to that.

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

Zimmer has never been one to mince his words and he kept up with this habit with his responses on Monday.

It really should not be too surprising to anyone that the Vikings cut ties with Carlson on Monday.

As the National Football League season picks up, coaches are making it clear to kickers that there is absolutely no room for error.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Vikings will sign former Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey. No, of course not. Forbath was fine and all, but in a season with Super Bowl expectations, they drafted Auburn's Daniel Carlson in the fifth round, higher than any other kicker drafted in the history of a Minnesota franchise that's.

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