Mike Priefer says the competition is "close" between kickers Carlson and Forbath

Vikings' Mike Priefer discusses the kicking competition with the rookie draft pick Carlson and veteran Forbath

Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer discussed the training camp competition between rookie draft pick Daniel Carlson and veteran holdover Kai Forbath, and said the competition is "close." Carlson needs more consistency with his kicks, while Forbath doesn't have the leg strength of Carlson and needs to be good on kickoffs and distance field goals.