Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 5 months ago
The Colts and Vinatieri agreed to a contract extension Tuesday, the team's official site reports.
After completing 10 years apiece with both the Patriots and Colts, the symmetry was there for Vinatieri to call it a career, but the 43-year-old will keep on trucking with the latter organization. Despite failing to connect on a field goal until Week 4 this past season, he amassed 100-plus points for the 18th time on the backs of 25 field goals. Moreover, he was proficient from the new extra-point distance, connecting on 32 of 35 attempts. With Andrew Luck unlikely to endure back-to-back injury-plagued campaigns, Vinatieri could be among the elite fantasy options yet again in the fall.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 5 months ago
Vinatieri confirmed Tuesday that he intends to play next season, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
As a 43-year kicker on an expiring contract, there was some reason to question whether Vinatieri would return for his 21st NFL season in 2016. However, after weighing the decision during the off season, the veteran kicker intends to keep playing. "Not only a season, but Lord willing, a couple of years. There will come a time when it's over for me. i don't think that time is yet," Vinatieri told the Indianapolis Star. Vinatieri only attempted 27 field goals last season, but he converted on 25 of them (92.6, ranking him fourth in the league) and he was a perfect 8-for-8 between 40 and 49 yards. His contract is set to expire in the near future, but all indications are that he will try to return to the Colts for his 11th season with the organization.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 7 months ago
Vinatieri made all three field goals he attempted, including a 52-yarder, during Sunday's win over the Titans.
Vinatieri also connected on all three of his extra point attempts in the final game of his 20th NFL season. He finishes the 2015 campaign having made 25-of-27 field-goal attempts, including a long of 55 yards, to go along with 32-of-35 extra points. The 43-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent after a successful season, so the Colts could elect to bring him back for at least one more year.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 8 months ago
Vinatieri made his only field-goal attempt from 44 yards in Sunday's win at Atlanta for his career 26th winning kick in either the final minute of regulation or overtime, the Associated Press reports.
Vinatieri also made all three of his extra point attempts. After missing a field goal in each of his first two games, Vinatieri has made 12 consecutive field goals - including three from 50 yards or more.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 9 months ago
Vinatieri made all four field goals he attempted, including a 50-yard field goal in overtime, in Monday's loss to Carolina.
After missing his first two field goal attempts of the season, Vinatieri has made nine consecutive field goals, including two of 50 yards or more.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 10 months ago9 Comments
Vinatieri missed his only field goal attempt from 29 yards but did make an extra point in Monday's loss to the Jets.
Vinatieri had missed just five of 165 field goal attempts of 20 to 29 yards in his career before Monday. He's missed both field goal attempts this season. Vinatieri was the NFL's most accurate kicker last season, so the misses are likely an outlier but there should be some concern since he's 42 years old.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 10 months ago1 Comment
Vinatieri missed his only field goal attempt from 52 yards and had no extra points in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.
The Colts went for two-point conversions on both second half touchdowns when down 24-0, so Vinatieri never had an extra-point attempt. Vinatieri missed just one field goal last year on 31 attempts and had been outstanding on field goals of 50 yards or more (1 of 17 from 50-plus yards the last three seasons). We wouldn't be worried about his miss or lack of points as a result.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 11 months ago
Vinatieri made all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yard field goal, in Saturday's preseason win over St. Louis.
With a 55-yard field goal, Vinatieri doesn't appear to be slowing down at age 42. In fact, he appears to be improving from 50 yards or more as he gets older. He's 11-of-17 from 50-plus yards the last three seasons, after converting only 12-of-25 during the first 16 years of his career.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 2 years ago
Vinatieri made one extra point and did not attempt a field goal in Sunday's 42-7 loss to the Cowboys.
Nearly every Colts player disappointed on Sunday, Vinatieri included. The Colts had major difficulties moving the ball, finishing with just 229 total yards, and Vinatieri paid the price. He has now made more than one field goal just once in his last four games.
Adam VinatieriK IND (10) 2 years ago1 Comment
Vinatieri made both field goal attempts, from 51 and 33 yards, along with his only extra point attempt in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Vinatieri remains perfect on the season, having made all 27 field goal attempts, including three from 50 yards or more. The only negative for Vinatieri was that the Colts went for two two-point conversions during Sunday's win.