Vikings agree to terms with kicker Dan Bailey

The Minnesota Vikings didn’t have to go very far to find their kicker for the 2019 season.

The Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve agreed to terms with Dan Bailey on a one-year contract. Bailey was a free agent.

The Vikings brought Bailey in just two games into last season. Minnesota cut draft choice Daniel Carlson after a disastrous day in a 29-29 overtime tie at Green Bay. Carlson missed three field goals, two in overtime that would’ve beaten the Packers.

Minnesota missed the playoffs with an 8-7-1 record, and beating Green Bay would’ve put the Vikings in the playoffs.

Bailey hit all three field goals and made two extra points in his first game with Minnesota, a 38-31 loss at the Los Angeles Rams. He played in 14 games for the Vikings last season, and was 21-of-28 on field goal attempts. That includes a perfect 11-of-11 on field goals from 30 to 39 yards.

Five of Bailey’s seven field goal misses last season were at outdoor stadiums: Philadelphia (2), New York Jets, New England and Seattle.

He finished 30-of-31 on extra points and is 127-of-130 since the NFL moved extra points back to 33 yards.