With the pressure to perform well increasing more and more, the Minnesota Vikings kicker made all of his extra point and field goal attempts during Tuesday’s training camp practice.
During this year’s training camp for the Minnesota Vikings, the team’s kicking situation has been a bit of a hot topic.
Since their first practice of camp, the Vikings have already used multiple players as their holder, picked a winner in their long snapper battle, and traded for a guy who could end up being either their punter or their kicker for 2019 (or both).
Following Minnesota’s recent trade for kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik, everyone is waiting to see which specialist he will be replacing on the team’s roster this year.
During Minnesota’s training camp practice on Tuesday, Bailey made his case to remain on the roster with a strong performance as he made all seven of his kicks (four extra points, three field goals). The field goal tries he made came from distances of 40, 52, and 55 yards.
Bailey has struggled a bit during training camp this summer. But he’s also had to deal with the Vikings using multiple long snappers and holders for the majority of camp, so that has likely had an effect on his performance.
During Minnesota’s preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints last week, Bailey did convert on all four of his extra point tries. Hopefully, he has a similar performance in the Vikings’ next preseason matchup on Sunday.