Mike Zimmer has brutal quote about cutting struggling Vikings kicker

Mike Zimmer gave the most cold-blooded explanation for cutting the Vikings kicker

The team cut Carlson Monday after missing three field goals at Green Bay on Sunday.

Bailey was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 and has a career-long field goal of 56 yards.

The 30-year-old had to deal with a groin injury for most of last season but has a career field-goal average of 88.2 - just behind Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker.

But with a healthy amount of kickers looking for a job in the NFL, Minnesota wasted no time bringing in a seasoned veteran. He has also made 276 of 278 career PAT attempts.

Carlson missed attempts from 48 yards in the first quarter and 49 and 35 in overtime. But on Sunday, in his second regular-season game, he went 0-of-3 on field goals.

They didn't immediately announce a replacement for Carlson. Most recently, Blair Walsh missed a potential game-winning 27-yarder against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 Wild Card game. Forbath performed relatively well in 2017 as the Vikings advanced to the NFC championship game, but general manager Rick Spielman sought an upgrade with Carlson, who left Auburn as the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Conference history. "It's hard to figure out", Zimmer said.

"That's life. I don't know. But things happen, I guess".

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.

"Nah, that's water off a duck's back", Zimmer said. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year".

"He really liked him". "And then he's a fast guy".

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