Dan Bailey will be set for a third season with the Vikings. The team announced the veteran kicker re-signed to stay with Minnesota for what will be his 10th NFL season.
The longtime Cowboy bounced back after a shaky 2018 season, making 27 of 29 field goal tries for a connect rate of 93.1% — his most accurate season since a Pro Bowl 2015 campaign. That connect percentage ranked fourth in the NFL.
Minnesota brought in Bailey after 2018 fifth-round pick (and current Raider) Daniel Carlson‘s early-season struggles, and the nine-year veteran has provided stability to Minnesota’s special teams. Bailey held off Kaare Vedvik after the Vikings’ trade last August. Neither of the former’s two regular-season misses came from beyond 50 yards; Bailey was 3-for-3 from long distance in 2019.
Bailey has four seasons with a connect rate of at least 93%. At 87.3% for his career, the 32-year-old specialist is the sixth-most accurate kicker in NFL history.