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Colts, Vinatieri agree to contract extension

Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 08, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kicker Adam Vinatieri will remain on the Colts roster, the team announced Tuesday.

The team reported it had agreed to a contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler Tuesday afternoon.

Vinatieri joined the Colts in 2006 after 10 seasons with the New England Patriots. He is the only kicker in NFL history to record successful field goals in four Super Bowls and is the only kicker in league history to have played in five. He was also a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI championship team.

“We are thrilled to retain Adam as a member of the Colts family,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “Adam continues to play at the highest level year in and year out and his hard work, consistency and professionalism are a credit to him being the longest tenured active player in the NFL. Adam has won multiple Super Bowls and is a future Hall of Famer. We look forward to continuing to utilize his championship-pedigree and leadership in our program.”

Vinatieri converted 25-of-27 field goals in 2015 (92.6 percent) and 32-of-35 PATs for 107 points. The season was his 18th 100-point season in the NFL – a league record.


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