Reports: Jets claim P/K Vedvik off waivers, cut Bertolet

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Aug 18, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Kaare Vedvik (7) punts during the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets claimed kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik off waivers on Sunday and released kicker Taylor Bertolet, according to multiple reports.

The Jets had inquired about acquiring Vedvik, 25, from the Ravens, but Baltimore traded him on Aug. 11 to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2020 fifth-round pick.

The Vikings cut Vedvik after he struggled in preseason games. He attempted four field goals – from 27, 37, 43 and 54 yards – and made only the 27-yarder. Over two preseasons with the Ravens, though, he hit 12 of 13 field goal tries.

Bertolet was 5 of 8 with a long of 56 yards, and he missed two of his four PAT tries this preseason.

The Jets signed Chandler Catanzaro in March, but he retired unexpectedly early in training camp.

—Field Level Media

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