April 20, 2021

Latest news and Update

Latest news and Update

Vikings release veteran kicker Dan Bailey

The Minnesota Vikings are moving on from kicker Dan Bailey, as they officially released the veteran Tuesday.

According to Over the Cap, Minnesota will save $2.8 million towards the cap and face $1.1 million in dead money after cutting ties with Bailey.

Bailey, who spent the last three seasons with the Vikings, had the worst season of his 10-year career in 2020. Bailey set career lows by nailing just 68.2% of his field-goal attempts (15 of 22) and 86% of his extra-point attempts (37 of 43).

In a two-week span late in the season, Bailey went 1-for-4 on extra-point attempts and 2-for-6 on field-goal attempts against Jacksonville and Tampa Bay.

Over his career, the 33-year-old has nailed 249 of 290 field-goal attempts (85.9%) and 383 of 396 extra-point attempts (96.7%).

Greg Joseph, who the Vikings signed Feb. 11, is now the lone kicker on the team’s roster.

Appearing in 16 games for Cleveland and Tennessee from 2018-19, Joseph has made 17 of 20 field-goal attempts over his NFL career. He spent the 2020 campaign on Tampa Bay’s practice squad.