Bears could be trade partners for Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik

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The Ravens have two good kickers in training camp. Some teams don’t have one. Which means Baltimore may be in the rare position to acquire a draft pick in a trade for an undrafted kicker who wasn’t going to make the roster anyway.

That kicker is Kaare Vedvik, who looked very good last preseason before getting hurt off the field, and is looking very good this preseason as well. Unfortunately for Vedvik, he has almost no chance of making the Ravens’ roster because they have Justin Tucker, one of the best kickers in the NFL.

Fortunately for the Ravens, some teams may be interested in Vedvik. One of those teams, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, is the Jets. But the Jets believe the Bears will trade for him. Jamison Hensley of ESPN also reported that the Bears could target Vedvik.

I don’t really ever think about that,” Vedvik said. “I’m focused on playing the game. That’s it. Teams that are interested, they talk to coach, the head honcho. I’m just going to play the game.”

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has said he thinks they’ll trade Vedvik, so the Ravens are making no secret of their intentions. The only question is what they can get for him.

Finding a reliable kicker has been a major focus of the Bears’ offseason after their postseason ended with Cody Parkey missing a potential game-winner in a loss to the Eagles. The Bears currently have two kickers, Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro. If one of them does enough to earn the kicking job, the Ravens will lose a potential trade partner. But if Vedvik continues to kick as he has thus far in his preseason appearances, the Bears may be on the phone.

13 responses to “Bears could be trade partners for Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik

  1. Just keep him to spite the rest of the teams that think they can wait for roster cuts. Eventually, someone will be desperate and ante up. A second good kicker has got to be more valuable than whoever the 53rd man on the roster is. And I imagine he could be better trained to be a back-up holder/punter than anyone else on the team as well.

  2. If he gets traded to the Bears, look for him to have a sudden loss of confidence followed by an eerily coincidental rash of hitting crossbars on FG attempts.

  3. If he gets traded to the Bears, look for him to have a sudden loss of confidence followed by an eerily coincidental rash of hitting crossbars on FG attempts…sorta like the Saints losing in the NFC playoffs the past two years…lol

  4. they should get at least a 6th – higher if several teams are interested – he can punt just as well as he kicks – the unknown is how consistent he will be over time

  5. What would you give to get a kicker who only kicked in the preseason not in a game were it actually matters.I wouldn’t give up more than a 6th rounder maybe conditional to a 5th if he makes it to the probowl

  6. If he likes Baltimore, Tucker should take a lesson from Dan Bailey and make sure he gives the Ravens no reason in preseason to think it’s time to turn the page. Teams are going to be a whole lot more enthusiastic in what they offer for him, needless to say.

  7. Any team not 100% in on their kicker is foolish not to take a look at this guy. His leg is Tucker like in strength. Each have nailed obscene kicks head to head and Vedvik has even gotten the better of him. He also punts very well. That gives teams options as they’d gain a roster spot. Baltimore has Tucker & Sam Koch, who is amazing. They just don’t need him. Vedvik will be a great NFL player on some fortunate team this year!

  8. The Ravens would be fools to hold 2 kickers and a punter on their 53 man roster. Even if they keep him as a practice squad guy, any team can scoop him up.
    No team will be sending any draft picks to Baltimore, sorry John.

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