CLOSINGS: View Closings

Vikings sign veteran kicker

Dan Bailey Dan Bailey

Has second-best field goal percentage in NFL history.

Posted: Sep. 18, 2018 3:27 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Dan Bailey, owner of the second-best field goal percentage in NFL history and replacement for rookie Daniel Carlson.

Bailey's deal was done Tuesday, after the Vikings waived Carlson fresh from his 0-for-3 game at Green Bay. The fifth-round draft pick from Auburn missed field goals of 48, 49 and 35 yards, with the last two failed tries coming in overtime and forcing the Vikings to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Packers.

Bailey has made 186 of 211 field-goal attempts, an accuracy greater than 88 percent that trails only Baltimore's Justin Tucker. The 30-year-old Bailey slumped last season after a groin injury that kept him out for four games.

To make room for Bailey, the Vikings waived wide receiver Stacy Coley.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 37°
Albert Lea
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Austin
46° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 41°
Charles City
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 39°
Rochester
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Rain ending tonight and sun returns
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Austin hires new coach

Image

Lake Mills girls track Invite

Image

Increasing liquor on-sale license fees in Rochester

Image

Lawsuit against the state of Iowa

Image

City of Rochester looking to repair the sidewalks

Image

Cocktails & Coffee with CBD

Image

Apprenticeship Signing Day

Image

"Unplanned" movie shines light on abortion debate

Image

Storm Team 3 Forecast

Image

New tree planted at Assisi Heights

Community Events