Carlson's missed kicks ultimately resulted in Minnesota leaving Green Bay with a tie this week. "In the end, my hunch is he'll land somewhere".
Now they're putting all their trust in Bailey, hoping the second-most accurate kicker in National Football League history (behind Justin Tucker) will be able to solve their woes in that department.
Only Zane Gonzalez performed worse than Carlson: He missed two field goals and two PATs.
During pre-season, Joseph managed three field goals and converted both extra points from touchdowns.
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Bailey was cut before the start of the season by the Cowboys four years after signing a seven-year $22.5m contract - a move that saved the Cowboys $3.4m on the salary cap.
Bailey was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 and has a career-long field goal of 56 yards.
Zimmer has never been one to mince his words and he kept up with this habit with his responses on Monday.
Carlson missed attempts from 48 yards in the first quarter and 49 and 35 in overtime. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year, I'm not anxious about that".
The Vikings also announced the signing of wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, whom Minnesota brought in for a workout on September 7. We shall see what that means for Treadwell, a player they'd most likely bench instead of cutting (unless they really need the roster spot).