The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed kicker Adam Vinatieri to a two-year, $8 million deal.
“We are thrilled to retain Adam as a member of the Colts family,” Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. “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, 6-0, 206 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006. In Indianapolis, Vinatieri has converted 240-of-277 field goal attempts (86.6 percent) and 375-of-381 PATs for 1,095 points. He owns the Colts record for points scored, extra points made and field goals made. Vinatieri was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI championship team. He has played in the second-most playoff games (30) in league history and holds several career NFL postseason records including points scored (234), field goals made (56) and extra points made (66).
Vinatieri, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has played in 306 career games over his 20-year NFL career. He has connected on 503-of-598 field goal attempts (84.1 percent), made 742-of-755 PATs and scored one two-point conversion for 2,253 career points. Vinatieri is one of only three kickers all-time with 500 career field goals made, joining Morten Andersen (565) and Gary Anderson (538).
In 2015, Vinatieri converted 25-of-27 field goals (92.6 percent) and 32-of-35 PATs for 107 points.
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