By Nathan Beaucage
Norwegian kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik will be back with the Baltimore Ravens this summer after his 2018 season ended abruptly and brutally in an assault, and coach John Harbaugh said the team thinks he’ll do well enough to draw trade interest.
“Kaare Vedvik, he’ll be back,” Harbaugh said last week during the owners meetings in Phoenix. “He was with us all season; he’s training now. He’ll be one of our camp kickers. Actually, I fully expect that he’ll kick well enough for us to trade him. That’s kind of, I would say, the goal. Now, if something changes, it’s always competitive. You never know. Watch out, Tuck. But I think we’re really set with our specialists. Obviously, we’re not looking to make a change there, in all seriousness. But he’s capable of kicking in the NFL. We probably could have traded him last year.”
Vedvik, who joined the Ravens last season as an undrafted rookie from Marshall, garnered buzz for his prolific 2018 preseason performance. Vedvik converted eight of his nine preseason field goal attempts, including a 56-yarder in the preseason finale. However, after he suffered significant facial injuries in a Sept. 1 Baltimore assault that landed him on the reserve/non-football-injury list. Since then, Vedvik has been recovering and training with the...