Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Chargers. Carlson was perfect from 46 and 30 yards to give the Raiders their only six points of the contest, as the team's struggling offense failed to reach the end zone. There could be a lack of scoring opportunities again in Week 11 against a Cardinals defense that just held the Chiefs to a season-low 26 points.
Carlson made one of two field-goal attempts in Thursday's 34-3 loss to the 49ers. Carlson has been held to just seven total points in two contests with Oakland, having missed from 45 yards during the Raiders' brutal performance Thursday night. The offense could struggle to move the ball again in Week 10 against the 6-2 Chargers.
Carlson agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Raiders, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Carlson will get his chance at redemption with the Raiders after he was cut by the Vikings following their Week 2 tie with the Packers. During that contest, Carlson missed all three of his field-goal tries, including two potential game-winners in overtime. The Vikings saw enough in the three-time second-team All-American to select him in the fifth round in April's draft, so Carlson at least offers some theoretical upside based on pedigree even if his limited NFL experience to date has been disappointing. Carlson will replace Matt McCrane, who was cut by Oakland in a corresponding move after converting only five of nine field-goal attempts over three games as the team's kicker.
Carlson was waived by the Vikings on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. This news is hardly surprising after Carlson missed three field goals in Sunday's tie with Green Bay -- a game in which Carlson missed a potential game-winner from 35 yards out in overtime. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Vikings are expected to sign veteran Dan Bailey to replace him.
Carlson converted his only field-goal attempt -- from 48 yards -- and made both extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the 49ers. After missing two field goals in one preseason game, Carlson caused some frayed nerves among Minnesota coaches. He was perfect in his pro debut, but the 2018 fifth-round draft pick may not have a lot of job security should he slump.
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