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Vikings trying to bring back Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey, Vikings

Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey is set to become become a free agent once the new league year starts. It appears the Vikings are doing what they can to ensure he does not test the market for too long.

According to Ben Goessling of the Star-Tribune, Minnesota is reportedly looking to bring Bailey back:

The Vikings remain in conversation with kicker Dan Bailey about a new deal, source said. Bailey is scheduled to be a free agent at the start of the league year, after hitting 93.1 percent of his field goals last season.

Their potential interest in re-signing Bailey is certainly understandable. The special teams had been perhaps the most consistent group throughout the 2019 NFL season and he was a big reason for that.

Dan Bailey endured a tough debut year with Minnesota during the 2018 campaign. Fortunately, he was able to bounce back this season and wound up connecting on 27-of-29 field goals (93.1%) and 40-of-44 extra-point attempts (90.9%) last season.

As a result, Dan Bailey is set to garner plenty of interest on the market this offseason. Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby has already set the mark by signing a three-year, $12.9 million extension. It is safe to sy he will also be looking to see what kind of price tag Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein draws in free agency.

Meanwhile, reports indicate that the Vikings are expecting to be able to bring back punter Dustin Colquitt. It will be interesting to see if they can keep Dan Bailey around as well.

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