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Adam Vinatieri | Place Kicker | #4

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (45) / 12/28/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
College: South Dakota State
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Colts re-signed K Adam Vinatieri to a one-year, $3.625 million contract.
Vinatieri had made it clear he wanted to return for his 23rd season, so it was really only a matter of time. The future Hall of Famer will enter the season just 57 points behind Morten Andersen on the All-Time points list, a gap he should be able to close if he stays healthy -- he notched 109 last season. Feb 22 - 11:27 AM

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NBC Indianapolis' Bob Kravitz reports the Colts and impending free agent K Adam Vinatieri are "closing in" on a one-year contract.

The 45-year-old said after the season he intended to keep playing, and it always made sense for both sides to hammer out a new deal. Vinatieri went 29-of-34 on field goals last season and was 11-of-13 from 40-plus yards out.
Feb 21 - 10:30 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports impending free agent Adam Vinatieri plans to continue his career in 2018.

Vinatieri basically said as much last month, but the report confirms he has not changed his mind. The veteran said he would like to return to the Colts, but he sounded like he is also open to a move. Vinatieri has spent the last 12 seasons in Indianapolis after spending 10 seasons with the Patriots.
Feb 20 - 12:25 PM

Impending free agent Adam Vinatieri hopes to re-sign with the Colts.

"I feel like my body is still in good shape, and I can help and contribute to a team," said the 45-year-old. "So, hopefully it’s here. We’ll see. It’s a business. I understand how all that works, so we’ll see where it goes." Vinatieri converted 29-of-34 field goal attempts last season including 5-of-6 from 50-plus yards. 2018 will mark Vinatieri's 23rd NFL season.
Jan 23 - 4:42 PM

Colts re-signed K Adam Vinatieri to a two-year, $6 million contract.

2016 will be Vinatieri's 21st season. Although he turned 43 in December, he remains one of the league's best kickers, and should continue to age well in domed Lucas Oil Stadium.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 07:21:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts are working on a multi-year deal with free agent K Adam Vinatieri.

Vinatieri said last month he's open to playing beyond 2016. It would be a surprise were the Colts to let him hit the open market.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 02:09:00 PM

Free agent K Adam Vinatieri confirms he'll return for a 21st season in 2016.

"Not only a season, but lord willing, a couple of years," Vinatieri said. "There will come a time when it’s over for me. I don’t think that time is yet. I enjoy playing." The Colts have already said they'd like to re-sign Vinatieri, who remains one of the league's best kickers. Vinatieri will undoubtedly require a raise on the $2.5 million he averaged the past two years. Vinatieri turned 43 in December.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 01:23:00 PM

The Colts want to re-sign free agent K Adam Vinatieri.

"We’d like to retain Adam and I think we’re hopeful we’ll be able to," owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday. Even at age 43, Vinatieri remained one of the NFL's top kickers in 2015, nailing 25-of-27 field goal tries. Vinatieri figures to command a raise on the two-year, $5 million pact he inked in 2014.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 06:01:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:23:00 AM

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.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 12:26:00 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.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 11:52:00 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.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 09:00:00 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

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