Kaare Vedvik

Minnesota Vikings
Place Kicker
Minnesota Vikings
Place Kicker

Kaare Vedvik News

Excised from Jags' practice squad

The Jaguars released Vedvik from their practice squad Wednesday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Jacksonville signed linebacker Aaron Patrick to take Vedvik's spot on the practice squad. The organization's decision to move on from Vedvik implies confidence in the health and abilities of the two specialists on the 53-man roster, kicker Josh Lambo and punter Logan Cooke.

Sep 8, 2021 6:29 AM EST

Signs with Jaguars' practice squad

Vedvik signed with the Jaguars' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Vedvik was waived by Washington with a non-football injury designation in late January, and he failed to land with a team during training camp. However, he'll have a chance to make an impact with the practice squad and could join the active roster if Josh Lambo struggles or sustains an injury.

Sep 3, 2021 8:38 PM EST

Waived with injury

Washington waived Vedvik (undisclosed) with a Non-Football Injury designation Thursday, according to the league's official transaction report.

Analysis: Vedvik inked a reserve/future contract with Washington earlier this month, but he'll now be subjected back to waivers due to an injury unrelated to football activities. He didn't suit up for any NFL action in 2020.

Jan 28, 2021 2:13 PM EST

Signs future contract

Vedvik secured a future contract with Washington on Monday.

Analysis: Vedvik hasn't appeared in an NFL game since his first in 2019, where he missed both his field goal and extra-point attempt. Since the kicker has also proved he's an option at punter, it's unclear how exactly Washington plans on utilizing him.

Jan 11, 2021 5:19 PM EST

Could be called upon Sunday

Vedvik could be called up from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Lions if Dustin Hopkins (groin) can't play, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Vedvik only has one appearance in the NFL under his belt, but he could get another shot in Detroit on Sunday. Hopkins is officially listed as questionable, and coach Ron Rivera has said that the decision on his availability could come down to a game-time decision.

Nov 13, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Joins practice squad

Washington signed Vedvik to the practice squad Friday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Vedvik's spot on the practice squad opens up following the promotion of Joshua Garnett to the active roster. The punter/kicker hybrid's only career NFL action came in one game with the Jets last season, during which he failed to convert his sole field-goal attempt.

Oct 9, 2020 7:55 AM EST

Shown door in Carolina

The Panthers waived Vedvik on Saturday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The punter-kicker hybrid couldn't make it past cut day in Carolina, as the Panthers are rolling with Joey Slye at kicker and Joseph Carlton at punter. With plenty of uncertainty in 2020, Vedvik should be a practice-squad candidate that can be called upon in a pinch.

Sep 6, 2020 8:55 AM EST

Plucked off waivers

The Panthers claimed Vedvik off waivers Thursday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Vedvik has the ability to act as both a kicker and punter, but the Panthers likely are taking a look at him as the latter due to regular punter Michael Palardy tearing his ACL in the offseason. Expect Vedvik to compete with undrafted rookie Joseph Charlton for that vacancy, while also potentially getting some reps at kicker behind Joey Slye.

Aug 20, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Let go by Buffalo

Vedvik was waived by the Bills on Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Vedvik was supposed to battle incumbent punter Corey Bojorquez for the starting job, but as evidenced by this news, Vedvik failed to win the competition. The Marshall product has been known for his powerful leg, but also for his shaky kicking, as he's missed both of his kicking opportunities in his career. His talent could help him latch on elsewhere, but he'll likely fill in at punter or kicker should injuries arise during the regular season.

Aug 19, 2020 5:07 PM EST

Competing for roster spot

While Corey Bojorquez is the incumbent punter and is the top guy on the depth chart, Vedvik will be given fair chance to compete for the spot, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I know he's improving," said special teams coach Heath Farwell of Vedvik. "Nobody works harder. So he is a guy that will do whatever he can. Kaare is a guy who's really going to push Corey Bojorquez."

Analysis: Vedvik has a booming leg and can also serve as a kickoff specialist, so there's a chance he could make the team as a third kicker, even if he doesn't beat out Bokorquez. The latter was shaky at times last season, so it wouldn't be a shock of Vedvik usurps him for the role. Vedvik, a Marshall product, has been woking out diligently during the pandemic with some other Bills, namely long snapper and veteran Reid Ferguson.

Jul 9, 2020 9:35 PM EST

Secures future contract

Vedvik signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

Analysis: Vedvik was picked up off waivers to start the season, but his stint with the Jets didn't last long. The 25-year-old kicker missed a field goal and an extra point in Week 1's 17-16 loss to the Bills, so Gang Green quickly replaced him with Sam Ficken. Vedvik will compete with Stephen Hauschka for the Bills' starting job in 2020, but the former has an uphill battle since Hauschka had a strong end to the season and is under contract for two more years.

Jan 7, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Gets practice squad call

The Bengals signed Vedvik to their practice squad Monday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Vedvik had a couple shots to assume a starting kicking role with the Vikings and Jets this year, but couldn't stick. The 25-year-old missed both his only career field goal and extra-point attempts for the Jets in Week 1 this season.

Dec 16, 2019 4:28 PM EST

Not interested in New England

Vedvik declined an invite to work out for the Patriots, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Patriots placed Stephen Gostkowski (hip) on injured reserve Wednesday since he'll require season-ending surgery, so they're actively searching for a replacement. Vedvik isn't interested, however, as he's working to improve his punting and kick offs after getting cut by the Jets on Sept. 10.

Oct 2, 2019 4:42 PM EST

Cut by New York

The Jets waived Vedvik on Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Vedvik received his walking papers just two days after he failed to convert two kicks -- a 45-yard field goal and an extra-point attempt -- in a 17-16 loss to the Bills. The 25-year-old will now exit his third organization in a month after being traded from the Ravens to the Vikings on Aug. 11 before getting waived by Minnesota at the conclusion of the preseason. The Jets signed Sam Ficken on Tuesday to assume the vacant kicking job.

Sep 10, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Competition on tap

The Jets intend to hold a kicking tryout Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Analysis: Vedvik failed to convert a kick during Sunday's loss to the Bills, missing a 45-yard field goal and an extra-point try. The 25-year-old failed to carve out a role in Minnesota during training camp after the Vikings acquired him from the Ravens, and now finds himself in danger of parting ways with the Jets.

Sep 9, 2019 9:30 AM EST

On hot seat after Week 1 misses

Vedvik missed a 45-yard field goal and a PAT while failing to make a kick in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Vedvik wasn't particularly close on either of his kicks, and the Jets opted to go for two after their second touchdown of the game rather than give Vedvik another attempt at a PAT. The 25-year-old Norwegian has undeniable talent, but he may not be long for a job in the NFL if he doesn't right the ship immediately.

Sep 9, 2019 8:59 AM EST

Lands kicking job

The Jets waived kicker Taylor Bertolet on Sunday, while replacing him by the signing of Vedvik.

Analysis: Barring another move by the team to address the position, Vedvik -- who can also punt -- will head into Week 1 as the team's kicker. It's a bold move for the Jets, especially given Vedvik's struggles during his recent stint with the Vikings.

Sep 1, 2019 5:36 PM EST

Claimed by Jets

Vedvik was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Vedvik joins the Jets after being waived by the Vikings on Friday. The Jets have had a question mark at kicker since Chandler Catanzaro suddenly retired during the preseason. Barring the team intends to roster Vedvik and Taylor Bertolet to start the season, Vedvik will likely be the team's kicker going into Week 1.

Sep 1, 2019 9:58 AM EST

Let go Saturday

Vedvik was waived by the Vikings on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: The dual punter/kicker, who the Vikings traded a fifth-round pick to the Ravens for earlier in training camp, ultimately wasn't able to find a role with the team at either spot. Given Vedvik's versatility it's possible another team might end up claiming him, but it's more likely the 25-year-old will simply end up on the Vikings' practice squad.

Aug 31, 2019 12:43 PM EST

Misses both field goal attempts

Vedvik missed both his field goal attempts in Saturday's win over Arizona, from 43 and 54 yards.

Analysis: It doesn't sound like Vedvik is going to win Minnesota's place kicking role, but he could still emerge as the team's punter. It's still possible he could emerge with both jobs, but that seems like a long shot. Still, Minnesota's kicking situation is unsettled heading into the final preseason week.

Aug 25, 2019 8:47 AM EST

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