The Vikings kept kicker Dan Bailey on the roster Monday, but the head coach stopped short of saying whether the former Pro Bowler will keep his job for Sunday's crucial game against Chicago.
Coach Mike Zimmer continued to defend Bailey, whose streak of 35 straight games without missing back-to-back field goal attempts ended Sunday, while leaving the door open for a replacement such as practice squad kicker Tristan Vizcaino.
Bailey had a career-worst four misses — three field goals and an extra point — during Sunday's 26-14 loss in Tampa Bay. He's made just three of his last 10 kicks including three misses against Jacksonville a week earlier, the story said.
Bailey is second all-time in NFL field goal percentage, behind only Justin Tucker. Brett Maher is the only other kicker currently on the roster. In his preseason game against Houston on August 30th, Maher made both of his field goal attempts, with a long of 57 yards.