The inevitable has finally happened.
The Baltimore Ravens traded kicker/punter, Kaare Vedvik to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Ravens had the Norweigan born, Vedvik on the roster since last year. He played extremely well last preseason and drew interest from other NFL teams. Although it seemed certain Vedvik would make another team’s roster after being inevitably cut by the Ravens, Vedvik never got the opportunity. Vedvik was assaulted in the streets of Baltimore before the cut day and was placed on the Reserved/Non-Football Injury List.
In 2019, Vedvik got another chance to prove his worth, and he did just that. In Baltimore’s first preseason game, Vedvik hit on four field goals, including one from 45 and one from 55 yards out. In this performance, Vedvik showed that he can be accurate and reliable from nearly anywhere on the field. Vedvik also has tremendous value, as he can play both punter and placekicker. The NFL team that would trade for him could use him to fill both spots, saving a roster spot for another valuable player.
The Minnesota Vikings traded a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to acquire Vedvik. With the acquisition, Vedvik joins a long list of kickers to be trained by Baltimore, which includes Justin Tucker, Graham Gano, and Wil Lutz.