Mike Zimmer has brutal quote about cutting struggling Vikings kicker

Vikings sign Dan Bailey, waive Daniel Carlson

The Minnesota Vikings cut ties with kicker Daniel Carlson on Monday, one day after he went 0-for-3 on field goals against Green Bay.

Carlson was awarded the job when the Vikings let Kai Forbath go on August 20, and Carlson pulled two field goal tries wide left in a preseason game four days later.

To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Vikings released wide receiver Stacy Coley.

Carlson then missed his third field goal of the game, wide-right for the third time as well.

Forbath was fine and all, but in a season with Super Bowl expectations, they drafted Auburn's Daniel Carlson in the fifth round, higher than any other kicker drafted in the history of a Minnesota franchise that's. The Vikings' rookie kicker was waived Monday after missing three kicks against the Packers.

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The Vikings immediately took action following a few troublesome performances during Sunday's tie.

He said it was "an easy decision" to release him. The kicking competition effectively ended on August 20 when Minnesota released Forbath after two seasons.

Only Zane Gonzalez performed worse than Carlson: He missed two field goals and two PATs. Carlson acknowledged afterward a decreased self-confidence when he lined up for the 35-yarder on the last play of the game, a red flag for his ability to smooth out a rough start. Upon his return, he missed five of 13 field goal attempts and also had the first two failed extra points of his seven-year National Football League career. "That is frustrating. That shorter one I should never miss like that".

"Nah, that's water off a duck's back", responded Zimmer when asked if he regretted trading the picks.

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