The corresponding roster move has been announced LS Kevin McDermott has been released.
He was 4 for 4 on field goals, hitting one from 55 yards. Now Cutting will be the full-time snapper while coaches pin down the rhythm with each operation and assess the dependability of their kicker and punter.
Schefter reported that Vedvik could be in line to serve as the Vikings' kicker and punter.
So the Vikings drafted Cutting to be the fourth long snapper, including a late 2015 injury replacement in Jeff Overbaugh, of head coach Mike Zimmer's six seasons in Minnesota. That lack of consistency is something the Vikings apparently didn't want to leave up to chance, as they've reportedly traded a 2020 5th-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for punter/kicker combo Kaare Vedvik according to multiple sources, including Adam Schefter.
McDermott was entering the third year of a four-year contract extension signed in 2016.
"Honestly, I really like Dan Bailey".
The Ravens had hoped to trade Vedvik due to their consistency at each of the specialist positions, and the former Marshall University kicker and punter demonstrated his ability in Baltimore's first preseason game on Thursday.
"He's been better this camp", Zimmer said of Wile. Having two long snappers, that's adding to it a little bit because the timing is different. "I think he's a very professional, mature kid". Bailey has struggled throughout training camp and was just 21-for-28 on field goals last season.
In Thursday's preseason opener, Vedvik increased his value by making all four of his field goals, including a 55-yarder, and had two punts over 50 yards. We've been having some issues with the three, the snap, hold, kick kind of thing. The holding we are working on quite a bit. According to ESPN.com, the deal marks the first time in more than 20 years that a team has given up that much compensation to land a kicker. "I think he should have got it closer to the end zone on that one", Zimmer said. Vedvik spent the 2018 season on the Ravens Non-Football Injury (NFI) list after joining the team as a rookie free agent on May 4, 2018. "Directionally he still needs to work on going to his left, but I think he's done better this camp". "But I think he's done better this camp". Vedvik, who had originally gone out with teammates that night, told the Ravens that he didn't remember how he ended up at the location where he was found.