Vikings sign Dan Bailey after waiving Daniel Carlson — Kicker carousel continues

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

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

Coach Mike Zimmer called the decision to release Carlson "very easy". Each kicker missed a field goal in the extra session, and Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson got a second chance from 35 yards out as overtime expired.

According to NFL.com's Kevin Patra, the Vikings will look to acquire former Dallas Cowboy Bailey, the second most accurate kicker in NFL history. The last miss came on the game's final play.

Bailey has made 154 of 166 field goals (92.7 percent) from 49 or fewer yards in his career. "That last one was probably more just confidence after missing twice (earlier). Rick and I will sit down and we'll talk about it", Zimmer said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "That's frustrating. That shorter one I should never miss like that". Most recently, Blair Walsh missed a potential game-winning 27-yarder against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 Wild Card game.

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

Walsh was let go midway through the 2016 season in favor of Forbath, whose biggest trouble was extra points. Head coach Mike Zimmer surely won't stand for that, and a tough conversation about a kicker general manager Rick Spielman chose to trade up for in April's draft is looming. But all the leg strength in the world won't make up for any setbacks on the mental side of this pressure-packed job. "It's hard to figure out. But things happen, I guess".

It's easy to see why the Vikings drafted Carlson out of Auburn.

"That's water off a duck's back", Zimmer said. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year, I'm not anxious about that. I'm not anxious about that".

To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Vikings released wide receiver Stacy Coley. "And then he's a fast guy".

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