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SportJets sign kicker Sam Ficken to replace ineffective Kaare Vedvik

23:05  10 september  2019
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Vikings cut K Kaare Vedvik only weeks after trading for him

Vikings cut K Kaare Vedvik only weeks after trading for him Less than a month after the Minnesota Vikings traded a fifth-round pick with the desperate hopes he could solve their kicking woes, they have now released him on Saturday. The #Vikings informed kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik they’re waiving him, per source. Vedvik – acquired three weeks ago for a fifth-round pick – could be back on the practice squad. But they’ll roll with Dan Bailey as kicker and Matt Wile as punter. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2019 The 25-year-old drew massive attention from multiple NFL teams when the Baltimore Ravens made him available in August. However, Vedvik’s stock quickly changed following a disastrous preseason in Minnesota.

The Jets signed Sam Ficken after the short-lived Kaare Vedvik Experiment blew up in their face.

Jets sign kicker Sam Ficken to replace ineffective Kaare Vedvik© Bill Kostroun

Gang Green worked out five kickers on Tuesday before settling on Ficken to replace Vedvik.

Greg Joseph, Elliott Fry, Younghoe Koo and Tristan Vizcaino also had tryouts two days after Vedvik missed a PAT and 45-yard field goal in his Jets debut in a season-opening loss to the Bills, according to sources.

Ficken, who was waived by the Packers during final cuts, made his lone field goal attempt (41 yarder) and all five PATs for Green Bay in the preseason. He kicked two games for the Rams last season while Pro Bowler Greg Zeurlein was hurt. He is 3-for-6 on field goals and 14-for-15 on PATs in four career games with the Rams (in 2017 and 2018). He’s also spent time with the Jaguars, Chiefs and Seahawks.

Report: Jets will work out kickers on Tuesday

Report: Jets will work out kickers on Tuesday The Jets claimed kicker Kaare Vedvik off of waivers a week before their first game of the 2019 season and his debut performance was an unimpressive one. Vedvik missed an extra point after C.J. Mosley‘s interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter and he was wide right on a 45-yard field goal try [more]

Ficken will be the fourth kicker after Gase and former GM Mike Maccagnan let Pro Bowler Jason Myers walk in free agency.

Gase was fuming at Vedvik after his Week 1 flop, according to sources.

“I’m always going to have confidence in any kicker that we have in here,” Gase said Monday. “That’s what the personnel guys get hired to do. They get hired to make those type of decisions. My job is to do everything I can to help the guys that we have on the roster.”

The Jets better hope the fourth time is a charm.

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