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K/P Kaare Vedvik is back... could (yet again) garner trade interest

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Last pre-season we were treated to an unknown undrafted free agent rookie kicker/punter from Marshall, named Kaare Vedvik. The Norwegian impressed the Ravens and the rest of the NFL with his performance. The Ravens began receiving real trade interest in him, but he was assaulted and injured badly, taking him off the trade market.  According to the Sun, he's recovered and back again with the team.  Though they currently have eight kickers vying for the role, I could see a team like the Bears have a real interest if Vedvik duplicates his efforts from last pre-season. Whether we would engage with the Bears in any kind of a trade is unknown, however. =P
 

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Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh expects Kaare Vedvik to be a backup kicker in training camp again this summer.

The Ravens were receiving trade interest in Vedvik last year, after he made eight of nine field goal attempts during preseason, including a 56-yarder in the preseason finale. However, Vedvik’s career was put on hold when he was assaulted in downtown Baltimore on Sept. 1 and suffered injuries that landed him reserve/non-football injury list for the season. Instead of landing with another NFL team, the undrafted kicker/punter from Norway spent the season recovering and training.

The Ravens aren’t looking for a placekicker or punter, fortunate to have kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch, two of the NFL’s best. However, teams needing either position will have interest in Vedvik again if he kicks like he did last preseason. A host of teams had placekicking issues last season and were looking for someone to perform consistently.

“Kaare Vedvik, he’ll be back,” Harbaugh said during the NFL Annual League Meetings in Phoenix. “He was with us all season, he’s training now. He’ll be one of our camp kickers. Actually, I fully expect that he’ll kick well enough for us to trade him. That’s kind of, I would say, the goal. Now, if something changes, it’s always competitive. You never know. Watch out Tuck. But I think we’re really set with our specialists. Obviously, we’re not looking to make a change there in all seriousness. But he’s capable of kicking in the NFL. We probably could have traded him last year.”

 

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Glad to see he is back after just a really unfortunate turn of events last year.  He provides great insurance if Tucker is injured in the preseason and potential trade value.

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On 5/7/2019 at 3:29 PM, Camden_yardbird said:

Glad to see he is back after just a really unfortunate turn of events last year.  He provides great insurance if Tucker is injured in the preseason and potential trade value.

Great insurance but I doubt we get more than a 6th or 7th for him. 

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16 hours ago, Roll Tide said:

Great insurance but I doubt we get more than a 6th or 7th for him. 

That's fine.  If we got a 7th I would be happy.  Draft capital is draft capital.  

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On 5/14/2019 at 11:10 AM, Camden_yardbird said:

That's fine.  If we got a 7th I would be happy.  Draft capital is draft capital.  

Better to let him just go where he wants then to hold him to some deal when we know he isn't going to be with us. 

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2 hours ago, atomic said:

Better to let him just go where he wants then to hold him to some deal when we know he isn't going to be with us. 

I guess they should just cut down to the 53 man roster now then? There is always a second kicker in camp, Vedvik is an undrafted kicker who had a strong preseason last year, it's not like they are holding some proven veteran hostage.

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Isn't he a P as well? Koch is making over 3 mill and is 36. Is it a possibility they go younger?

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Just now, ChrisP said:

Isn't he a P as well? Koch is making over 3 mill and is 36. Is it a possibility they go younger?

That’s what I though when they drafted him. But they just gave Koch a new contract for heavy money for a punter as I recall. I think it’s very unlikely that they move on now based on that.

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38 minutes ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Traded for a 5th rounder.  Sounds good.

Highest draft pick traded for a K since Pete Stoyanovich went from MIami to KC in 1996.

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great move. the best part is that it wasn't to the bears, so i'll still get to listen to the curb your enthusiasm theme in my head while we watch their kicking game struggle. 

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On 8/11/2019 at 8:00 PM, dorfmac said:

great move. the best part is that it wasn't to the bears, so i'll still get to listen to the curb your enthusiasm theme in my head while we watch their kicking game struggle. 

Yeah ... as of right now we are in line to have 10 picks and I’m not sure we are done.

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