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

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 [more]

Ravens trade Kaare Vedvik to Vikings

A Norwegian is heading to the Vikings. Kaare Vedvik, the Ravens kicker and punter who has lit up the last two preseasons but had no realistic chance of unseating Justin Tucker on Baltimore’s roster, has been traded to Minnesota, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Ravens will get a 2020 fifth-round draft pick from [more]

Anthony Miller has sprained ankle, expected back for season opener

Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller left Saturday’s practice early after hurting his ankle and head coach Matt Nagy updated his status on Sunday. Nagy said on Saturday that Miller rolled his ankle and that he hoped he’d be OK. On Sunday, Nagy confirmed that the second-year wideout sprained his ankle. Nagy also said that he [more]

Report: Four teams have called Ravens about Kaare Vedvik trade

There was trade chatter around Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik last summer before he suffered injuries in an assault that kept him off the field for the rest of the season. With Vedvik again kicking well and Justin Tucker still on hand in Baltimore, chatter is picking up about a possible trade again this year. A [more]

Bills sign Sam Acho, release Vladimir Ducasse

The Bills traded defensive end Eli Harold to the Eagles on Friday and they added another veteran defensive end to the roster on Sunday. The team announced the signing of Sam Acho to their 90-man roster. Offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse was released to make space for Acho. The Bills acquired offensive lineman Ryan Bates in [more]

Bears could be trade partners for Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik

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 [more]

Ron Rivera iced Bears kicker as a favor

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn’t trying to be a jerk to his old team. He was trying to do them a favor. Rivera took the unusual step of calling a timeout to ice the Bears kicker at the end of the first half, but Elliott Fry nailed the 43-yarder anyway. “You know what is funny, [more]

Matt Nagy: “Not a limit” to what Cordarrelle Patterson can do for Bears

Cordarrelle Patterson has made plays as a receiver, running back and kick returner over the course of his career and he made enough of them to convince the Bears to give him a two-year, $10 million contract as a free agent. In return for that money, it sounds like the Bears are going to be [more]

Bears to unveil statues of Walter Payton, George Halas

The franchise founder and the greatest player in franchise history will be immortalized outside Soldier Field as the Bears kick off their 100th season. The Bears announced today that statues of George Halas and Walter Payton will be unveiled at Soldier Field on Tuesday, September 3, two days before the Bears host the Packers in [more]

Panthers to sit Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly for preseason opener

Ron Rivera changed his mind. For the better. A day after the Panthers coach said all four of his quarterbacks would play in the preseason opener, he announced that the most important one would not. According to Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, Rivera said that both quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly would be held [more]

Bears refuse to name a starting kicker on official depth chart

With preseason kicking off, NFL teams are putting out their “official” depth charts, which often lead to coaches getting aggravated by questions about why one player is listed ahead of another. The Bears have found a way around that in their kicking competition. On the Bears’ official depth chart, kickers Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro [more]

Bears feel “this is the time to push the envelope” offensively

The development of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is of paramount importance to the Bears, but that doesn’t mean they are going to stress out about every unsuccessful throw that he uncorks during practice. Trubisky said on Monday that that the offense has “been in a lot of situations this camp that we haven’t seen in the [more]

Trey Burton misses third straight practice; Bears “trying to protect” him

Bears tight end Trey Burton had a scheduled day off from practice last Friday, but missed Saturday’s practice and remained out on Monday as well. Burton had sports hernia surgery this offseason and didn’t take part in organized team activities this offseason, but he avoided the physically unable to perform list to open camp. His [more]

Patriots place Cameron Meredith on PUP

The Patriots announced the signing of receiver Cameron Meredith. The NFL’s official transactions wire brought news that the team placed Meredith on the physically unable to perform list. The Patriots have no plans to rush Meredith back on the field, working on strengthening Meredith’s knee and increasing his flexibility first, Michael Giardi of the NFL [more]

Bears looking for a little peace and quiet at kicker

Among the gimmicks the Bears have tried this year in their kicking competition was the “Augusta silence” in which everyone stood quietly and still while candidates kicked in practice. But since they made every turn of their search for a kicker a thing, now the Bears would prefer to borrow another golfing tradition — a [more]

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