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Bengals sign Kaare Vedvik to practice squad

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Vedvik has experience kicking and punting.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have a new kicker, sort of.

On Monday, the team signed free agent kicker Kaare Vedvik to the practice squad. He fills the practice squad spot vacated by defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun, who was signed to the active roster on Saturday.

Vedvik (6-3, 210), who is a first-year player out of Marshall University, originally was a college free agent signee of the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. He spent all of last season on Baltimore’s Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, and then was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in August. He was waived by the Vikings at final cuts, then claimed by the New York Jets. He played in one game with the Jets and converted one PAT, before being waived on Sept. 11.

The incumbent Randy Bullock is only under contract through 2020, so having some potential competition for his spot next year would be ideal, and Vedvik will give the team an extra punter in case they need it.