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Vikings waive Carlson after three-miss day, sign Bailey

18 September 2018
Vikings waive Carlson after three-miss day, sign Bailey

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.

The Vikings also announced the signing of wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, whom Minnesota brought in for a workout on September 7.

Zimmer was asked on Monday to explain why the Vikings made a decision to cut Carlson, and let's just say, he got kind of blunt with his answer.

"Did you see the game?". So as expected, questions about the move were what Zimmer had to answer first.

It's a miss that Carlson didn't work out considering the team drafted him in the fifth round.

"I'm not sure (the Vikings) have a choice", Max said.

The Minnesota Vikings are aggressively pursuing kicker Dan Bailey after a disastrous performance by rookie kicker Daniel Carlson, who missed key field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to sources.

Zimmer stood by the defiant kicker even after it was apparent that his confidence was shot, eventually leading to Walsh's release in the middle of the 2016 season.

Despite cutting ties with Carlson five months after he was drafted, Zimmer says he's not concerned about the picks Minnesota gave up in the process. "Plus we got three undrafted free agents on the roster, too, so it's probably better than having those sixth-rounders".