EAGAN, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings cut ties with kicker Daniel Carlson on Monday, one day after he went 0-for-3 on field goals against Green Bay. Minnesota is replacing the rookie with veteran kicker Dan Bailey, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Vikings also announced the signing of wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, whom Minnesota brought in for a workout on Sept. 7.
Carlson missed field goals from 48, 49 and 35 yards in the Vikings' 29-29 overtime tie against the Packers. After his first field goal attempt in OT sailed wide right, Minnesota went back to Carlson to kick a 35-yard would-be winner.
Coach Mike Zimmer called the decision to release Carlson "pretty easy."
"Did you see the game?" Zimmer responded Monday, when asked about waiving the former Auburn kicker.
Carlson lamented postgame that nerves likely played a role in missing his final kick.
"It feels terrible. Obviously I let my team down," Carlson said. "That last one was probably more just confidence after missing twice early. That's frustrating. That shorter one I should never miss like that."
Minnesota traded up into the fifth round of the draft to select Carlson with the 167th pick in April, giving up two draft picks in the process. He was the highest-drafted kicker in team history. The rookie competed with former Vikings kicker Kai Forbath during the spring and throughout the first two weeks of training camp. The kicking competition effectively ended on Aug. 20 when Minnesota released Forbath after two seasons.
Despite cutting ties with Carlson five months after he was drafted, Zimmer says he's not concerned about the picks Minnesota gave up in the process.
"Nah, that's water off a duck's back," Zimmer said. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year, I'm not worried about that. Plus we got three undrafted free agents on the roster, too, so it's probably better than having those sixth-rounders."
Bailey, the second-most-accurate kicker in NFL history, was released by the Cowboys during roster cuts. Dallas opted to stick with Brett Maher, who had never kicked in a regular-season NFL game.
Bailey made 91.2 percent of his kicks in indoor/domed stadiums and has never missed a point after attempt in 145 tries at home. He was with Dallas from 2011-17.
Robinson, a seventh-year veteran, was released by San Francisco after joining the 49ers as a free agent in 2017. He was drafted in the sixth round in 2011 by Washington and totaled 69 catches for 1,191 yards and nine touchdowns in 68 games with the Redskins, Ravens, Falcons and Niners.
Robinson and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins were teammates in Washington.
"Cousins was with him before and he really liked him," Zimmer said. "And then he's a fast guy. Makes some deep-ball plays. And Kirk throws a great deep ball, as you saw the other day."