Colts re-sign K Vinatieri to two-year deal

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) celebrates kicking a field goal during the second half...

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) celebrates kicking a field goal during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium last season. (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)

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Kicker Adam Vinatieri signed a two-year contract to return to the Indianapolis Colts.

Vinatieri is entering his ninth season with the Colts and joined the team after 10 seasons with the New England Patriots, where he established a reputation as a clutch big-game kicker with winning field goals against the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship game and in the final minute of Super Bowl victories against the St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers. He won three Super Bowls with the Patriots.

The 41-year-old was 35 of 40 (87.5 percent) on field-goal attempts last season.

Vinatieri is fifth on the NFL's all-time scoring list with 2,006 points behind John Carney (2,062) and Jason Hanson (2,150). Morten Andersen (2,544) is the all-time leader in points.

 


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