Raiders, Daniel Carlson comply with four-year extension, reportedly making him third-highest paid kicker


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The Las Vegas Raiders are preserving Daniel Carlson round for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday, the group agreed to a four-year extension with the placekicker that’ll maintain him in Las Vegas via the 2025 season, his agent Mike McCartney introduced. In line with Tom Pelissero of the NFL Community, the deal is price $18.4 million with $10.2 million assured and features a $4 million signing bonus, which makes him the league’s third-highest paid kicker. 

Carlson — who was taking part in on a second-round restricted free agent tender this season — has been with the Raiders courting to the 2018 season and has blossomed into one of many higher kickers within the league. Following Week 13, Carlson is second amongst all kickers in discipline targets made (27) and discipline objective makes an attempt (30). For his Raiders profession, the 26-year-old has netted 85.7% of his discipline targets and 95.5% of his further factors. He is additionally 9 of 10 on 50-plus yard discipline objective makes an attempt courting to final season. 

He actually flashed his price to the franchise earlier this season when he transformed all eight of his kicks (5 discipline targets, three further factors) within the Raiders additional time win over the Cowboys again on Thanksgiving, which included a 29-yard game-winner. He additionally nailed a 56-yarder within the fourth quarter of that sport to assist power additional time. 

Carlson initially entered the league as a fifth-round draft selection of the Vikings in 2018 out of Auburn. He beat out Kai Forbath throughout coaching camp, however was given a brief leash out of the gate by Minnesota, who launched him after a Week 2 tie to the Packers the place he missed a number of discipline objective makes an attempt. 

Not too lengthy after that launch, Carlson was signed by the Raiders and he is been kicking for the franchise ever since. 



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