Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri to return for 21st NFL season
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has decided to return for a 21st NFL season and potentially more, reports Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star.
“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. I enjoy doing my thing.”
Vinatieri is the oldest player in the league at 43.
Vinatieri will be a free agent but could return to the Colts for an 11th season in Indianapolis. He spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the New England Patriots.
In the last two seasons, Vinatieri has attempted 58 field goals, only missing on three occasions. He now has 25 game-winning field goal kicks on his record.
He also moved into third place on the all–time field goals made list with 503, behind Morten Andersen (565) and Gary Anderson (538).
NFL teams can begin negotiating with free agents on March 3. Contracts cannot be officially signed until March 9.
- Christopher Chavez