Mike Zimmer Shows No Mercy After Vikings’ Kicker Daniel Carlson Was Released

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

The Vikings were so close to defeating the Packers at Lambeau Field, but Daniel Carlson's missed field goal in overtime cost them the game.

"Yeah, well, that's life", Zimmer said with a laugh.

Zimmer: "Did you see the game?".

Missing one field goal is bad. He has also made 276 of 278 career PAT attempts.

After a miserable weekend for several National Football League kickers, the Cleveland Browns waived Zane Gonzalez in the wake of their 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign veteran Dan Bailey after waiving rookie kicker Daniel Carlson, according to reports. The 30-year-old Bailey slumped last season after a groin injury that kept him out for four games.

They didn't immediately announce a replacement for Carlson.

During pre-season, Joseph managed three field goals and converted both extra points from touchdowns.

Bailey made 91.2 percent of his kicks in indoor/domed stadiums and has never missed a point after attempt in 145 tries at home.

The rookie, who beat out Kai Forbath for the kicking job during training camp after being selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, is now headed for the NFL unemployment line after just two career games.

With a roster built for the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were in no position to practice patience with a struggling kicker. If he can come through in the areas Carlson and others before him couldn't, Minnesota might finally solve its kicking woes.

"That's water off a duck's back", Zimmer said.

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