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Adam Vinatieri | Place Kicker

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/28/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: South Dakota State
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Colts re-signed K Adam Vinatieri to a two-year, $5 million contract.
The 41-year-old made a career-high 35 field goals last season, going 19-of-23 from 40-plus yards out. With P Pat McAfee also back in the fold on a long-term deal to handle kickoff duties, the Colts have locked up both special teams legs. Vinatieri previously stated he plans to kick for two or three more seasons. Mar 11 - 10:23 AM

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Updating a previous item, free agent K Adam Vinatieri is not a franchise tag option for the Colts.

Per NFL salary cap expert Joel Corry, Vinatieri has already been tagged twice (by the Patriots in 2001 and 2005). Therefore, the Colts would have to pay him the franchise-tag quarterback number, which obviously won't happen. Coming off a 35-of-40 season on field goals, Vinatieri has earned a two-year deal worth something in the neighborhood of $7 million even though he's 41 years old.
Feb 26 - 12:26 PM

The Indy Star considers free agent K Adam Vinatieri a candidate for the franchise tag.

The standard figure for placekickers on the franchise tag is $3.4 million. But under the CBA, Vinatieri would cost roughly $4 million to tag because he was already making $3.4 million last season. It's a steep price, but the Colts could pay it to avoid giving a 41-year-old Vinatieri a long-term deal. Last year, Sebastian Janikowski got four years and $19 million, Robbie Gould got four years and $15 million, and Rob Bironas got two years worth $6.675 million.
Feb 26 - 11:52 AM

Impending free agent K Adam Vinatieri plans to kick "two or three more years."

Vinatieri converted 35-of-40 field goals and all 34 extra points this past season, drilling 19-of-23 kicks from 40-plus yards out. Vinatieri turned 41 last month.
Jan 31 - 9:00 AM

Adam Vinatieri tied an NFL record in Week 13 by making four field goals from 40-49 yards out.

Vinatieri made five field goals overall and added an extra point for a difference-making fantasy day. The Colts' red-zone struggles will make him a strong option weekly, although we'd prefer to use him in a dome. Indy travels outside to Cincy in Week 14 and then comes home for a tasty inside matchup with the Texans in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Adam Vinatieri is 3-of-5 on field goals from 50 yards out or more this season.

Even though he'll turn 41 years old in December, Vinatieri still has a strong, accurate leg. Not only is he banging 50+ yarders, but he's riding a streak of 24 consecutive makes from inside the 50. Operating in a dome with an offense that moves the chains consistently, there's plenty of fantasy appeal here.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Adam Vinatieri has converted 26 consecutive field goals at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Vinatieri went 4-for-4 in yesterday's loss to the Browns, including an impressive 52-yarder. The problem is that the Colts will struggle to even get into field-goal range against good defenses, leaving Vinatieri as a weak fantasy play.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Colts agreed to terms with K Adam Vinatieri on a three-year contract.

Vinatieri bounced back from an injury-plagued 2009 season to drill 26 of 28 field goal attempts as a top-five fantasy kicker last year. The 38-year-old is once again a K1, though his field goal production could take a hit with Peyton Manning's weapons back to full health.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 04:17:00 PM

The Indianapolis Star expects the Colts to re-sign free agent K Adam Vinatieri.

Vinatieri also expressed interest in re-signing last month. The 38-year-old nailed home 26 of 28 field-goal tries last season, as well as 51 of 51 PATs. His struggles on kickoffs are less of a problem due to the league's new special teams rules. P Pat McAfee is the Colts' kickoff specialist anyhow.
Tue, May 10, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Free agent Adam Vinatieri is optimistic he'll be re-signed by the Colts once the transactions freeze is lifted.

"There is no place I'd rather be," he said. "I've expressed interest in wanting to stay here and they've expressed interest in wanting to keep me around." Vinatieri doesn't have the leg he once had, but converted 92.9 percent of his field goals last season, good for second in the NFL. He'll likely be back with Indy in 2011.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 08:11:00 PM

Owner Jim Irsay revealed Thursday that he's discussing a new deal with free agent K Adam Vinatieri.

Vinatieri bounced back from an injury-plagued 2009 by nailing 26-of-28 (92.9 percent) field goals in his age-38 season. Irsay values Vinatieri as the best clutch kicker in the game, so it's no surprise that he wants him back in Indy.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 07:36:00 PM

Colts K Adam Vinatieri is in the final year of his contract, but says "there's nothing to say I can't do this another five, six or seven years longer."

After missing most of 2009 with hip and knee issues, Vinatieri is feeling reinvigorated, connecting on 20-of-22 field goal attempts. The 38-year-old has never had great leg strength, but no one is more of a sure thing inside 50 yards. Vinatieri would love to stay with the Colts but realizes he's not their top priority.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 09:46:00 AM

Colts K Adam Vinatieri says he's feeling great after missing most of 2009 with hip and knee issues.

"I don’t have anything that’s bothering me," he said. "And when we’re out there and we’re nice and loose and warm, it feels like it should." With Brett Swenson on injured reserve, Vinatieri has no competition for his starting job. The 38-year-old plans to play beyond this season.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 10:58:00 AM

The Colts "very much want" Adam Vinatieri to be their kicker this season, according to the Indy Football Report.

The 37-year-old is coming off the most injury-plagued season of his career, so the Colts brought in rookie Brett Swenson for "competition." The team believes Vinatieri can stay healthy this year. He's the kicker barring a meltdown in August.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 09:28:00 AM

Adam Vinatieri (knee) said he not only feels healthy this year but also wants to play a few more seasons.

Vinatieri's distance and consistency have fallen off the past few years. Coming off a lost season due to hip and knee injuries, he's reached the point where his future is year-to-year. If he's truly healthy, the 15-year veteran should be able to hold off undrafted rookie Brett Swenson for at least one more year.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 10:01:00 AM

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RB1Dan Herron
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3RB1Dan Herron
2Trent Richardson
WR11T.Y. Hilton
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WR21Reggie Wayne
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3Josh Cribbs
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri