Adam Vinatieri Reportedly Plans to Return for 23rd NFL Season

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Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri re-signed to a one-year contract. The deal had been rumored all week, but Adam Schefter reported on Thursday that it had been agreed upon.

Vinatieri's 23rd season will be his 13th season with the Colts, where he has been the kicker since 2006 - when he was 34 years old. For the Patriots, Vinatieri played in all 160 regular-season games from 1996-2005, plus 15 playoff games.

The future Hall of Famer also only needs seven field goals to break Andersen's record, which is something he should achieve early in the season.

Experts consider the four-time Super Bowl champ one of the best kickers in National Football League history, but he is still chasing some records.

Vinatieri converted more than 85 percent of his field-goal tries in 2017, his 12th season with the Colts. Two of those misses came in blizzardlike conditions in Buffalo last season.

Patriots fans remember Vinatieri fondly for his two game-winning field goals in Super Bowl victories, and his legendary game-winning field goal in the "Tuck Rule game" against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001-02 season. Tom Brady ranks second with 223.



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