Vikings Officially Sign DT Johnson and K Dan Bailey
The Vikings officially signed defensive tackle Tom Johnson and kicker Dan Bailey today. Johnson was released by Seattle last week. Johnson played with the Vikings from 2014-2017 and will be included in rotation on the defensive line. To make room for Johnson the Vikings have released defensive tackle David Parry.
Bailey has reportedly signed a 1-year $2 Million deal with the Vikings. He was scheduled to make $3.4 Million and would count $4.2 Million in salary cap space for Dallas which is one the reasons why he was released this summer. Bailey is the 2nd all-time most accurate kicker in NFL history at 88 percent on his field goals and 276-278 lifetime on extra points.
Bailey's field goal percentage dropped to a career low 75 percent with a career low 71 points with Dallas last season. Bailey has also been accurate from 50+ yards away converting on 27-40 attempts. The 30-year old kicked 7 seasons in Dallas. To make room for Bailey the Vikings released receiver Stacey Coley.
The Vikings added receiver Aldrick Robinson Monday and released rookie kicker Daniel Carlson.