Report: Packers, Jets and Bears called about Kaare Vedvik before Vikings trade

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Before the Vikings and Ravens completed a trade sending kicker Kaare Vedvik to Minnesota on Sunday, there was a report that four teams had reached out to Baltimore about trading for Vedvik.

The report didn’t specify which teams had picked up the phone, but two of them seemed like easy guesses. There was a report last week that the Jets had interest in Vedvik as Chandler Catanzaro was struggling before announcing his retirement, but the team believed the Bears would trade for the Norwegian import to settle their kicking competition once and for all.

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reported on Monday that both the Bears and Jets joined the Vikings in bidding for Vedvik. He adds that the Packers rounded out the quartet.

Mason Crosby opened Packers camp on the non-football injury list with a calf injury, but has returned to work and made two extra points in the team’s first preseason game. Sam Ficken is also in camp for the Packers and interest in outside kickers could be related to the Packers looking for a way to avoid paying Crosby $3.2 million in salary while realizing a $3.6 million growth in cap room.

17 responses to “Report: Packers, Jets and Bears called about Kaare Vedvik before Vikings trade

  1. The Ravens were going to take whichever 7th round pick they figured would be the highest.

    They figured the Vikings would be high in the draft order.

    So they chose the Vikings, and realized that the Vikings had offered a fifth rounder, which just sealed the deal.

  2. It was worth the fifth rounder to steal this guy from our NFC North rivals. If you can make yourselves better while keeping your opponents worse, it’s a win-win-win.

  3. yesterday cheese eaters were saying a team should never trade a draft pick for a kicker. Turns out the Packers were looking to do just that.
    Now the Packers are stuck paying 5M to a kicker who will miss 4 kicks in a game.

  4. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    yesterday cheese eaters were saying a team should never trade a draft pick for a kicker. Turns out the Packers were looking to do just that.
    Now the Packers are stuck paying 5M to a kicker who will miss 4 kicks in a game.

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    Yeah. Rob and cheese both know what the Packers offered in trade because together as one we are the most smartest fan on the planet.

  5. Yes the slackers want him to replace Their back up qb or the defensive line since they are desperate!

  6. tokyosandblaster says:
    August 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    The Ravens were going to take whichever 7th round pick they figured would be the highest.

    They figured the Vikings would be high in the draft order.

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    Tokyo, you nailed it. That is how the Packers missed out on Mack. Everyone thought the Packers would be better than the Bears, but the Raiders were hoping Mack on the Bears wouldn’t make them a playoff team. Raiders screwed up and Chicago got what they wanted. Just goes to show that hoping for another team’s better draft pick is not the way to go. The Vikings will finish no better than third in the NFCN this year, so the Ravens predicted correctly this time. Here’s hoping Detroit puts them in the dumpster this year where they belong. Bring on the Bears, our greatest rival for 100 years!!

  7. This just goes to show how valuable a good kicker is and how hard they seem to be to come by.

  8. ragnar summed that up very nicely. Good placekickers are indeed hard to come by.

    Case in point, Ryan Longwell… dumped by the 9’ers in camp, Packers picked him up where he set a team scoring record and still had enough leg to kick indoors for the Vikes for a number of years.

    Just because one team dumps a kicker, for whatever reason, it is not a red flag that the kicker isn’t good enough. I think this is why NFL teams try so many new kickers in camp – you just never know when that diamond in the rough is going to surface.

  9. @ mypercyhurts2…”The Vikings will finish no better than third in the NFCN this year, so the Ravens predicted correctly this time.” Wanna bet. Many preseason publications have the Vikes winning the NFC North. But, I guess you know something they don’t, huh? #getaclue

  10. aarons444 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:12 am
    So the Packers finally realize they have the worst kicker in the League?

    (25th in FG%…. only 26 kickers qualify..)
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    Not to worry, at 5M for this year I am sure he can limit the number of games he misses 5 fgs a game to just a few

  11. //
    // I…am…ROBBOCHEESE says:
    //
    // Yeah. Rob and cheese both know what the Packers offered in trade because
    // together as one we are the most smartest fan on the planet.
    //

    I couldn’t have posted a better example than this if I tried.

  12. Finally the Vikes will have a reliable kicker!
    I lost count on the kickers the Bears have tried, and Packer NEED a good punter, self evident the last few years!
    The NFL keeps narrowing the posts because they want more scores?? Now instead of tryinglong field goals they punt, with morehard hits that they are trying to reduce. I wish they would make up their minds because now there is LESS scoring attempts, with more returns that they are trying to get rid of! DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?

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