Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mike Zimmer: ‘Pretty easy’ decision to cut Daniel Carlson

Mike Zimmer: ‘Pretty easy’ decision to cut Daniel Carlson

Kickers miss kicks sometimes, and it's worth noting Carlson's two other missed field goals came from 48 and 49 yards out respectively. During the 29-29 tie, Carlson missed two kicks in overtime, including a 35-yard attempt as time expired that would have given the Vikings the win at Lambeau Field.

The Minnesota Vikings acted quickly after rookie Daniel Carlson missed three field goals against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Coach Mike Zimmer called the decision to release Carlson "very easy".

Carlson then missed his third field goal of the game, wide-right for the third time as well. The move was called "Very easy" by Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who replied "Did you see the game?" when asked if the process was hard.

Zimmer was brutally honest when asked about the move.

Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson reacts after missing a field goal in the final sends of overtime an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday Sept. 16 2018 in Green Bay Wis. The game ended in a 29-29 tie
Vikings cut rookie Carlson after 3 missed FGs, target Bailey

Carlson lamented postgame that nerves likely played a role in missing his final kick.

Zimmer: "Yeah, it was pretty easy". He had come to the Vikings in 2014 and turned a downtrodden team into a playoff participant just in his second year.

The Vikings may be close to moving on from Treadwell, as it was also reported that the Vikes had signed receiver Aldrick Robinson, a receiver that they in for a workout earlier in September. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.

Life in the National Football League can be brutal for a kicker, which is something that Vikings rookie Daniel Carlson found out the hard way this week.

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