Vikings waive Carlson after three-miss day, sign Bailey

Mike Zimmer gave the most cold-blooded explanation for cutting the Vikings kicker

The Minnesota Vikings brought in a new kicker on Monday, and coach Mike Zimmer did not mince words when it came to the outgoing one.

Five months after trading up into the fifth round to draft Daniel Carlson while forgoing two picks in the process, Minnesota cut ties with the rookie after he missed three field goals at Green Bay, including two in overtime.

"That's life. I don't know". He is in his eighth season in the National Football League and has made 88.2 percent of his field goal attempts. He was released by the Cowboys during roster cuts this year after they chose to go with a kicker in Brett Maher who had never kicked during the regular season of the NFL. Perhaps had he made that final kick the team would've given him more time to "figure it out", something that clearly couldn't happen after he didn't make the 35-yarder (or 48 and/or 49 yarders).

The Vikings are banking that a veteran presence in the kicking game will help them in a season with Super Bowl expectations. He has also made 276 of 278 career PAT attempts. But on Sunday, in his second regular-season game, he went 0-of-3 on field goals.

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

There are multiple reports that Bailey turned down four strong offers previously. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year".

The Vikings also announced the signing of wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, whom Minnesota brought in for a workout on September 7. "And then he's a fast guy".

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