After being selected in 5th Round, Daniel Carlson cut after two NFL games
The Minnesota Vikings tenure for former Auburn K Daniel Carlson was short-lived, even after the team traded up in the fifth round to take him in this year’s NFL Draft.
The team picked Carlson, Auburn’s all-time leading scorer, even after re-signing Kai Forbath earlier this spring.
But in Sunday’s tie to the Green Bay Packers, Carlson was 0-for-3, including misses from 48 yards, and two in overtime, from 49 and 35 yards. After the game, Carlson said he attributed the misses to a lack of confidence from the earlier missed kicks.
Last season for Auburn, Carlson made 23-of-31 field goal attempts.
The #Vikings have waived kicker Daniel Carlson, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 17, 2018
Browns and Vikings both have now waived their former kickers Zane Gonzalez and Daniel Carlson, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2018