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Dan Bailey Signs With Vikings After Rejecting Four Desperate Teams

Dan Bailey Signs With Vikings After Rejecting Four Desperate Teams

Carlson missed several key field goals in his team's 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

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

The team officially announced the signing of kicker Dan Bailey, who will take the place of Daniel Carlson. The team was one game away from a Super Bowl, and if not for a missed kick against the Packers, they would be a surging 2-0 right now.

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Even though the Vikings spent a fifth-round selection on Carlson, they couldn't afford costly mistakes in crucial showdowns. Perhaps had he made that final kick the team would've given him more time to "figure it out", something that clearly couldn't happen after he didn't make the 35-yarder (or 48 and/or 49 yarders).

"Did you see the game?" was his immediate and brutal response. However, he had struggled with injuries late last season as it impacted his play on the field missing five out of 12 field goal attempts in the last month that pushed him below 84 percent in his career.

Bailey has been a free agent since September 1 when the Dallas Cowboys cut him after seven seasons. 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's frustrating. That shorter one I should never miss like that". "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year".