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2019 is stacking up to be the best chance the Zimmer lead Vikings have to making a deep playoff run (which is saying something) which is why people have been wringing their hands all off-season about the lack of consistency coming from both the kicking and punting game(s) (or rather from the kicker and punter in Dan Bailey and Matt Wile, respectively). That lack of consistency is something the Vikings apparently didn’t want to leave up to chance, as they’ve reportedly traded a 2020 5th-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for punter/kicker combo Kaare Vedvik according to multiple sources, including Adam Schefter.


Vedvik, a native of where else, Norway, has been solid the past two pre-seasons for the Ravens (who have Justin Tucker for the regular season), making 12-of-13 field goals. He was also a solid 4-for-4 this past week for the Ravens, including a 55 yarder. He also had two punts of over 50-yards.
Ravens special teams coach Chris Horton said of the move:


“I’m really fired up for Kaare. He deserves it after everything he’s been through. What an opportunity for him”


He will have the rest of the pre-season to prove that he can best veteran Dan Bailey as well as Matt Wile, but considering the fifth-round pick he was traded for (which is a lot for a kicker/punter, as we saw last year with Daniel Carlson), it’ll be surprising if he doesn’t stick. This will also be basically the second fifth-round pick that the Zimmer regime has used on a kicker in the past couple seasons, which is astounding and while it shows that the team is serious about fixing the position it also makes you wonder about their ability to either establish or foster kicking talent.


Vedvik still has to pass a physical, which shouldn’t be a problem.

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      puck1384Joe Johnson
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      2019 is stacking up to be the best chance the Zimmer lead Vikings have to making a deep playoff run (which is saying something) which is why people ha
      [See the full post at: Vikings trade 2020 5th-Round Pick for Ravens Kicker/Punter Kaare Vedvik]

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      Great article! I really think this move shows that the Vikings are all in this season and they’re also killing two birds with one stone with the P and holder duties. If that’s the way they go.

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      Nice read Joe~Thanks for your time and effort~Just based off what I have read and seen of this young man I for one love this trade~If he is the real deal the Vikings can keeping him through 2021 on his rookie contract and in 2022 as a RFA~Hopefully he will be playing so well they will be looking to pay him instead of replace him~

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      This move has made me scratch my head at the same time feel like it’s a good one. I like that the Vikings are making moves to better their kicking game, but I am frsutrated that it continues to be a problem each year. Since the days of Longwell, Kluwe and Loeffler, it had been disjointed and troublesome to say the least. I think the new will be the punter/holder and backup kicker, so it makes sense to make the moved. And then maybe he becomes the kicker of the future if it works. He should be fun to watch on Sunday.

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      shoeless6Joe Oberle
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      That’s a great point about Kaeding, Joe. Although I think he is just there to help whomever they put in front of him and not really talk about things. I suspect he doesn’t even want to say to the media right now.

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        puck1384Joe Johnson
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        I know, Joe. I am SOOOO tired of being sick to my stomach everytime the Vikes line up for a FG. It’s been waaaay too long, since what. 2013?

        It can’t be THIS complicated.

        Sidenote, though. I find it interesting that we haven’t heard a peep from Nate Kaeding about things? Maybe I missed it? I’ll search and post what I find..

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