Former Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik waived for second time in as many weeks

Ethan Cadeaux
NBC Sports Washington

The trade the Ravens made with the Minnesota Vikings revolving around kicker Kaare Vedvik is the gift that keeps on giving.

After two stellar preseason performances by Vedvik for Baltimore, the Ravens shipped the kicker/punter to Minnesota for a fifth-round pick in August.

That might be the trade of the season for the Ravens.

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In his preseason debut for the Vikings, Vedvik missed two field goals from 43- and 54-yards out, respectively. Veteran Dan Bailey was perfect on all of his attempts. When it came time for the Vikings to trim their roster, they elected to stick with the veteran, releasing Vedvik on August 31.

One day later, on September 1, the Norweigan kicker signed with the New York Jets and made the roster. Unfortunately, his poor luck in Minnesota traveled with him to the Big Apple. In his Week 1 debut just seven days after being signed, the 25-year-old missed an extra point and his lone field goal attempt in a 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

In games like those, where a missed kick or two can be decisive in determining the final outcome, the Jets expect better.

Vedvik was released by the Jets on Tuesday, the second time he's been cut in as many weeks.

The Jets have signed veteran Sam Ficken to be Vedvik's replacement.

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