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NFL | Edinger released from AFL Team

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:16:03 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League have released PK Paul Edinger.

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NFL | Former Bears kicker signed by AFL team

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:03:52 -0800

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports former Chicago Bears PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League Monday, Feb. 11. Edinger played for the Bears for five seasons from 2000-04. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Raiders | Edinger works out with team

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 19:18:36 -0800

Free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) worked out with the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Nov. 30. The team is considering signing the place kicker in case PK Sebastian Janikowski (back) is unable to play Week 13.

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Jets | Edinger works out for team

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 22:25:31 -0700

D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) worked out for the New York Jets last week.

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Packers | Team works out Edinger

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 22:26:46 -0700

Bob McGinn and Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, report the Green Bay Packers worked out free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) Wednesday morning Aug. 2. He made 12 of 14 field-goal attempts, and one of the misses was attributed to an inferior hold. He also kicked off well.

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NFL | Edinger will wait until training camp to sign with team

Wed, 24 May 2006 19:23:22 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) will wait until training camp to sign with an NFL team. He will wait for a franchise to grow unhappy with its kickers before choosing to sign a more reliable option. Edinger's name is expected to be at or near the top of most team's lists when kickers begin struggling during the summer and teams look for a replacement.

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NFL | Edinger looking to land a job; agent confident he will

Thu, 18 May 2006 06:31:14 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) is still hoping to sign with an NFL team and his agent is confident he will. Agent Ken Harris said Edinger is training three times a week at his home in Florida, confident he'll sign somewhere sooner or later. "He's kicking so well on his own right now, I'm not really that concerned at this point if someone calls before camp starts in July or after camp starts," Harris said Wednesday, May 17. "Either way, the bottom line is to be in the right place." Harris said he has talked to five or six teams that could be in the market for a kicker this summer. Until an offer comes, agent and player are willing to bide their time.

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Vikings | Team has eight remaining free agents

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 21:48:40 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have eight remaining free agents; six unrestricted, one exclusive-rights and one player released earlier. Unrestricted free agent PK Paul Edinger heads the list of remaining free agents.

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Packers | Team will visit with Edinger

Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:47:30 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings) will soon visit with the Green Bay Packers. The visit could happen this week because the NFL owner's meetings are next week.

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Patriots | Team visits with Edinger

Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:49:01 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the New England Patriots have visited with free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings). In New England, Edinger would be facing conditions like the ones he endured in Chicago while he was a member of the Chicago Bears.

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Dolphins | Agent calls to judge interest in Edinger

Sun, 19 Mar 2006 20:56:16 -0800

Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports agent Ken Harris called the Miami Dolphins to gauge their interest in free agent PK Paul Edinger (Vikings). Edinger not only played for Dolphins' head coach Nick Saban at Michigan State, but Dolphins special teams coach Keith Armstrong was the driving force that led to the Chicago Bears to draft Edinger in the sixth round of the 2000 draft when Armstrong held the same position in Chicago.

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Packers | Harris wants the team to consider Edinger

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 21:43:46 -0800

Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports free agent PK Paul Edinger's (Vikings) agent, Ken Harris, wants the Green Bay Packers to consider signing his client. "I had a conversation with them (the Packers) very, very recently," Harris said. "Let's not kid ourselves about the conditions in Green Bay. If you're looking for a cold-weather tested guy, it's my guy."

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Vikings | Edinger's status uncertain

Thu, 02 Mar 2006 19:35:29 -0800

Jeff Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger's agent, Ken Harris, said he has been given no indication whether the Vikings will attempt to re-sign Edinger.

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Vikings | Team might try to keep Edinger

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 19:47:56 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings might try to re-sign potential free agent PK Paul Edinger. Edinger's agent, Ken Harris, talked with the team last week to touch base but did not exchange contract figures. Harris will look for an upgrade over the $540,000 base salary and $300,000 in incentives that Edinger agreed to for the 2005 season.

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Vikings | Edinger practices; expected to play

Fri, 02 Dec 2005 16:28:06 -0800

Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger (foot) practiced Friday, Dec. 2. He is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.

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Vikings | Edinger added to injury report

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:29:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings K Paul Edinger (foot) was added to the injury report as probable and will take practice off Friday, Dec. 2 as a precaution.

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Vikings | Tice Not Ready To Hand the Job to Edinger - Yet

Sat, 03 Sep 2005 07:13:03 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice still wouldn't definitively hand the place kicking job to PK Paul Edinger, noting that PK Aaron Elling is injured and was unable to kick Friday, Sept. 2. But Tice did concede, "I think that thing certainly sorted itself out," another indication that Edinger will be the Vikings' kicker this season.

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Vikings | Edinger Nails Game Winner

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 22:50:05 -0700

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger kicked a game winning 35-yard field goal on the last play of the game, Friday, Sept. 2, to lead the Vikings past the Seattle Seahawks 23-21.

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Vikings | Edinger Looking to Lock Up Place Kicker Job

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:14:27 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger can seal the team's place kicking position with another solid effort Friday, Sept. 2. His main competition, PK Aaron Elling (hip), will miss the game with a hip flexor strain.

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Vikings | Injury Update: Elling

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 22:34:05 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Aaron Elling (hip flexor) is day-to-day with a right hip flexor strain. Elling is hoping to return Friday, Sept. 2, for the preseason finale. His return could be too late because PK Paul Edinger is a near certain lock for the job because he was perfect Friday, Aug. 26, nailing four field goals, including a 50-yarder.

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Vikings | Agent Wants to Know Elling's Status

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 20:37:57 -0700

The Star Tribune reports agent Frank Murtha wants to know PK Aaron Elling's (hip) status with the Minnesota Vikings and he is hoping to talk to them Monday, Aug. 29, to figure it out. Murtha said he requested a copy of the MRI done on Elling's right hip. As noted, Elling was unable to play in Friday night's preseason victory over San Diego after suffering what has been termed a "little strain" of his hip in pregame warmups. Elling's competition for the place kicking job, PK Paul Edinger, made four field goals. Murtha wants to know if that performance was enough to win Edinger the job. If that's the case, and assuming Elling's injury isn't serious, Murtha would like to have an opportunity to shop his client's services around the NFL while some teams still are looking for a kicker.

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Vikings | Edinger Emerges as No. 1 PK

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 19:38:51 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger has emerged as the No. 1 place kicker after hitting all four of his field goal attempts Friday, Aug. 26.

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Vikings | Edinger Goes 4-of-4

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 12:50:01 -0700

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger hit all four of his field goals against the San Diego Chargers Friday, Aug. 26. He hit one 50 yard field goal, the rest were from under 40 yards.

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Vikings | Tice Baffled By Kicker Battle

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 22:03:12 -0700

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said the place kicking competition between PKs Aaron Elling and Paul Edinger is so close; he's "baffled" by it. Tice said he is looking forward to the preseason finale in Seattle and is hoping for windy conditions to see who responds best to the challenge. Elling and Edinger know this is going down to the wire, which may hurt the chances of the guy who loses from catching on with another team.

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Vikings | Edinger Impressive

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:26:32 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger was impressive during the team's game against the New York Jets, Friday, Aug. 19. He made good on a 53-yard kick at the first half, while making several others during the game.

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Vikings | Will not Keep Two Kickers

Mon, 15 Aug 2005 22:47:26 -0700

The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice had a stern reply for the media when he was asked if the team might keep PKs Aaron Elling and Paul Edinger. Tice's response was: "We will not keep two kickers. Read my lips."

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Vikings | Place Kickers Stay Even

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 21:35:52 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said PKs Paul Edinger and Aaron Elling stayed even after their preseason game Friday, August 12. Both kickers had one field goal, but both also had one kickoff each that they would probably want to redo.

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Vikings | Kickers to Rotate in Preseason Game

Tue, 09 Aug 2005 05:51:06 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Rusty Tillman said he probably would alternate PKs Aaron Elling and Paul Edinger in the team's preseason opener Friday, August 12, against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Metrodome, with Elling leading off. The starting job was supposed to be Elling's to lose heading into camp, and Tillman said there has been no real separation between the two in practice.

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Vikings | Place Kicker Update

Mon, 08 Aug 2005 20:51:39 -0700

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said the placekicking competition between PKs Aaron Elling and Paul Edinger remains "head-to-head." Edinger's kickoffs, which once appeared to be a weakness, have improved. "They're both hitting the ball all right," Tice said. "I think Paul has really improved his kickoffs. I'm anxious to see how he hits them in the Metrodome. I think he'll hit them very well. Aaron seems to be more poised and relaxed, bouncing back after a couple of misses. I'm anxious to see how it plays out."

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Vikings | Elling has Lead in Kickoff Battle

Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:03:00 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Aaron Elling has the early lead over PK Paul Edinger to be the team's place kicker. At practice Monday, August 1, Elling easily kicked a 51-yard field and then blasted the ensuing kickoff 4 yards into the end zone. Edinger also had a solid showing nailing a 48-yard field goal but his kickoff sailed only to the 10. Both Elling and Edinger were humbled in the afternoon practice, with each badly hooking a field-goal attempt of less than 40 yards. Fortunately for them, head coach Mike Tice addressed reporters only after their good session. "Both kickers hit their balls very, very well," Tice said. "I'm pleased with the competition. Aaron seems to have a stronger leg, and we knew that going in, as it pertains to kickoffs. Both of them hit their field goals very, very solidly."

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Vikings | Edinger Battling for Kicking Duties

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 00:41:03 -0700

Mark Craig, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger, who is competing for the starting job, made all four of his field goal attempts from 30-yards out Saturday, July 30.

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Vikings | Concerned about Place Kicker

Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:02:01 -0700

Dave Campbell, of the Associated Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said place kicker is one of two positions he has some concerns about heading into training camp. PK Paul Edinger has proven his field-goal accuracy, and PK Aaron Elling has a strong leg for kickoffs. Tice said he wants one of them to be "very good" in both areas.

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Vikings | Edinger Returns to Developmental Camp

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:02:41 -0700

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger returned to the team's developmental camp Monday, June 13. He missed last week's sessions because he was with his wife who was delivering a baby.

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Vikings | Edinger Excused From Practice Again

Thu, 09 Jun 2005 21:33:58 -0700

Chris Hawkey, of KFAN.com, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger (personal) did not attend the team's practice session Thursday, June 9. Edinger is away while awaiting the birth of a child.

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Vikings | Edinger Excused from Practice

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 01:39:39 -0700

Chris Hawkey, of KFAN.com, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger did not practice Tuesday, June 7, because he is with his wife who is having a baby.

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Vikings | Edinger Excused From Practice

Mon, 06 Jun 2005 19:55:36 -0700

Chris Hawkey, of KFAN.com, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger (personal) was excused from the team's developmental camp practice Monday, June 6, to tend to his wife while the couple expects the birth of a child.

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Vikings | Edinger and Elling Running Equal

Fri, 03 Jun 2005 19:55:57 -0700

Chris Hawkey, of KFAN.com, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said there is currently no leader between PKs Paul Edinger and Aaron Elling to win the place kicking job for the Vikings. Both have areas to work on and that consistency will determine who gets the job, according to Tice. The head coach also said Edinger needs to work on his kick-offs and Elling needs to work on his accuracy.

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Vikings | Edinger has a Good Day Kicking

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 18:01:50 -0700

Chris Hawkey, of KFAN.com, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Paul Edinger spent time practicing field goals from 35 and 40 yards out at the team's developmental camp Thursday, June 2. His kicking was straight and strong on the day.

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Vikings | Battle at Place Kicker Developing

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 07:51:12 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports the battle for the Minnesota Vikings place kicker job is underway. The battle does not appear it will be a cutthroat competition. Incumbent PK Aaron Elling and challenger PK Paul Edinger spent their first day together on the practice field engaged in congenial conversation. After signing Edinger, the Vikings made it a point to say the job is Elling's to lose, but the position is still very much up for grabs. "Probably the better field-goal kicker is going to have the better chance," special teams coordinator Rusty Tillman said. "On the other hand, field position is such an important thing; the kickoff is a big factor, too. But I think probably the first thing you look for in a kicker is the consistency making field goals." Edinger is the better field goal kicker, but Elling is the better kickoff guy.

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Vikings | Elling's Job to Lose

Thu, 26 May 2005 06:01:54 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said despite the signing of PK Paul Edinger it is PK Aaron Elling's job to lose. "Aaron is our kicker unless somebody beats him out," Tice said. "If Edinger has a weakness, besides the fact he had an off year last year, it's that he's not a great kickoff guy. Edinger needs to work on his kickoffs, and Aaron needs to work on his field-goal accuracy. It will be quite a competition."

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Bills | Called About Edinger

Tue, 24 May 2005 19:32:27 -0700

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Buffalo Bills were the other team to call agent Ken Harris about PK Paul Edinger, before he signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Titans | Did Pursue Edinger

Tue, 24 May 2005 19:30:53 -0700

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Tennessee Titans were the other team in the PK Paul Edinger race, before he decided to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Vikings | Three Reasons Edinger Signed

Tue, 24 May 2005 19:26:46 -0700

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports PK Paul Edinger said he signed with the Minnesota Vikings for three reasons. He said the Vikings offered him more money, the Vikings are going places and the last reason was the Vikings play indoors. "He has a lot of ability," said Rob Brzezinski, Vikings vice president of football operations, "and he's still a young player [27]." Brzezinski, however, said Edinger will not be treated as "our savior." Edinger, as noted earlier, will have to win the job in training camp and the expectation is he will.

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Vikings | More on Edinger Contract

Tue, 24 May 2005 19:21:22 -0700

Updating a previous story, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports PK Paul Edinger's one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings is worth $540,000. He will receive an additional $150,000 if he scores 80-85 points or an additional $250,000 if he scores more than 85 points. He has averaged 92.6 points per season in five previous years with the Bears.

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Vikings | Land Edinger

Tue, 24 May 2005 15:08:40 -0700

Updating an ongoing storyline, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent PK Paul Edinger (Bears). Financial details of the contract were not yet available, but the deal is believed to be loaded with incentives. Edinger will vie with PK Aaron Elling in training camp for the kicking job and is expected to win the competition.

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Titans | Deny Interest in Edinger

Mon, 23 May 2005 22:47:11 -0700

The Nashville City Paper reports despite stories to the contrary, Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, May 23 the team was not interested in free agent PK Paul Edinger (Bears). "At this point, we don't have any interest [in Edinger]," said Fisher.

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Vikings | Now Interested in Edinger?

Mon, 23 May 2005 21:45:46 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings have now contacted agent Ken Harris about free agent PK Paul Edinger (Bears). Harris acknowledged he had talked to the Vikings and said there are three teams that are seriously in the running for his client's services. Vikings vice president of football operations, Rob Brzezinski, would only say Monday, May 23 the team is investigating Edinger's availability. "I think the offer sheet we signed him to speaks for itself," Brzezinski said. The Vikings had signed Edinger to an offer sheet in 2003, only to have the Bears match their offer.

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Titans | Contact Edinger

Mon, 23 May 2005 20:48:10 -0700

Updating a previous story, ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Tennessee Titans were one of three teams to contact free agent PK Paul Edinger (Bears). Due to the NFL meetings nothing more is expected to happen until the end of the week.

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Buccaneers | No Interest in Edinger

Mon, 23 May 2005 20:01:56 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports agent Ken Harris said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not one of the teams to express an interest in free agent PK Paul Edinger (Bears).

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Vikings | May not Want Edinger

Sun, 22 May 2005 20:18:28 -0700

Updating previous stories, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports it appears the Minnesota Vikings still have no interest in signing free agent PK Paul Edinger (Bears). "When the Bears gave us permission to talk to other teams a couple of weeks ago, I put calls in to five to seven teams that I thought had some level of interest," Edinger's agent, Ken Harris, said Sunday, May 22. "The Vikings never called back. I don't know where their interest is now."

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