Bailey was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 and has a career-long field goal of 56 yards. Bailey kicked for Dallas from 2011-17 before he was released September 1 in a surprise move.
The Vikings can't let any more wins this season rest on the foot and mind of an inexperienced kicker who can't be relied on. Bailey has a 91.7 field-goal percentage in a dome and has not missed an extra point at home in 145 career attempts. He is 27 out of 40 on kicks 50 yards or longer. In the season opener against the 49ers on September 9, Carlson converted his only field goal attempt, from 48 yards, plus three extra points.
The former sixth-round pick out of SMU back in 2011 has played for four organizations previously, including the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, and the San Francisco 49ers just last season.
Only Zane Gonzalez performed worse than Carlson: He missed two field goals and two PATs. You think you got a guy for a while and then he goes out and misses three in a big game. "But things happen, I guess". Minnesota is replacing the rookie with veteran kicker Dan Bailey, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Carlson lamented postgame that nerves likely played a role in missing his final kick.
"It's a chip shot", Zimmer said postgame. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year, I'm not anxious about that".
Amazing Eliud Kipchoge breaks world record in Berlin
A year ago he set the fastest ever time over the marathon distance on the Monza race track in Italy for Nike's Breaking2 project. It was just a matter of how much time he could take off Kimetto's record. "I lack words to describe this day", Kipchoge said .