Minnesota Vikings release kicker Daniel Carlson, add free agent 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

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

The news of the Vikings saying goodbye to the rookie kicker was reported prior to Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer's weekly presser on Monday afternoon.

Less than 24 hours after a frightful 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. That sealed his fate, and when asked about Carlson's release, Zimmer was pretty blunt in his assessment.

The team announced on Monday that they've chose to cut ties with Carlson in a move that comes less than 24 hours after the kicker's disastrous 0-for-3 performance in Green Bay on Sunday. Carlson was cut on Monday, as the Vikings signed wide receiver Aldrick Robinson.

"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".

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

The Vikings drafted Carlson in the fifth round of this year's draft.

Adam Schefter reports on Minnesota replacing Daniel Carlson with Dan Bailey and Greg Joseph replacing Zane Gonzalez in Cleveland.

"I'm not sure (the Vikings) have a choice", Max said. The rookie competed with former Vikings kicker Kai Forbath during the spring and throughout the first two weeks of training camp.




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