Vikings Acquire P/K Kaare Vedvik From Ravens

Ross Houston
August 12, 2019

The Vikings hope they solved it on Sunday by acquiring Kaare Vedvik from the Ravens for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick.

Vedvik had earned the trade after an impressive showing in the first preseason game. Born in Stavanger, Norway, Vedvik attended high school in McPherson, Kansas as an exchange student for his junior year before returning to Norway for his senior year. Looking for solutions for their longtime kicking issues, the Minnesota Vikings traded for Vedvik from the Ravens on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

Vedvik has kicked and punted for Baltimore, which was set at the position with standouts Justin Tucker and Sam Koch.

"He's been better this camp", Zimmer said of Wile.

"Honestly, I really like Dan Bailey", Zimmer added. Bailey, signed by the Vikings last September to replace struggling rookie Daniel Carlson, made 21 of 28 field-goal attempts and 30 of 31 extra-point attempts in 14 games with the Vikings. The holding we're working on quite a bit. Minnesota has also used several holders in camp, situationally, instead of punter Matt Wile.

He has shown promise this preseason as he hit four field goals against the Jaguars on Thursday, including a 55-yarder. He was a ideal 11-of-11 from 30 to 39 yards out last season, but had his problems from 40 to 49 yards out, where he was just 4-of-9. Wile punted twice for a 42.5-yard average.

"The first punt was inside the 20, but not by much", Zimmer said. "I think he should have got it closer to the end zone on that one", Zimmer said. I think he's been better this camp.

"No, I don't think so". Vedvik, who had originally gone out with teammates that night, told the Ravens that he didn't remember how he ended up at the location where he was found. According to, a total of four teams called the Ravens over the weekend to inquire about possibly trading for Vedvik.

On Friday, former Colts punter Pat McAfee revealed that he was in talks to join the Bears as a kicker but his body fought back and made it too tough to continue getting ready to play.

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