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Jets cut Kaare Vedvik, pick Sam Ficken as new kicker

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The New York Jets have waived kicker Kaare Vedvik and have chosen Sam Ficken to replace him according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Waived by the Vikings following an August of missed kicks after they gave up a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Ravens to acquire him, Vedvik proceeded to cost the Jets dearly in their season-opening 17-16 loss to the Bills.  The Jets really had no choice but to jettison him after he missed both a field goal and an extra point in that game.  A combo punter/kicker, Vedvik has a unique skill-set but it is not yet up to NFL standards. 

Ficken may not be a huge upgrade.  He has filled in for the Los Angeles Rams the past two seasons as an injury replacement for Greg "The Leg" Zuerlein but has made only three-of-six regular season field goals in his career.  Ficken was with both the Packers and Seahawks this offseason but was unable to unseat their incumbent kickers.


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