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.