Kaare Vedvik is headed to Minnesota.
The Ravens announced Sunday they have traded the Norwegian kicker to the Vikings for a draft pick.
The move is pending a physical.
We have traded kicker Kaare Vedvik to the Minnesota Vikings for an undisclosed draft pick, pending the passing of a physical. pic.twitter.com/JhfkeEyvLp
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 11, 2019
According to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources, the Vikings sent a 2020 fifth-round pick to Baltimore.
It’s not often a team trades a fifth-round pick for a kicker, as the Vikings are doing today for former Ravens’ kicker Kaare Vedvik. Here’s a look back at other trades for kickers: pic.twitter.com/rGgejNmopQ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2019
Before it became official, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer declined to discuss the trade during his press conference after Sunday’s practice.
“If we indeed made a trade, it’s to try and get better guys,” Zimmer said, per the Star Tribune.
Vedvik, 25, signed with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall in 2018 but sat out all last season after an attack in Baltimore left him with injuries to his face and head.
He has shown promise this preseason as he hit four field goals against the Jaguars on Thursday, including a 55-yarder.
Meanwhile, Vikings kicker Dan Bailey, who signed a one-year deal with Minnesota in March, made four extra-point attempts in New Orleans on Friday.
“Honestly, I really like Dan Bailey,” Zimmer added. “He’s a very professional, mature kid. We’ve been having some issues with the snap, hold and kick kind of thing. Having two long snappers, I think that’s adding to it a little bit. We’re working on holding quite a bit.”