Adam Vinatieri turned 43 in December, but he continued to perform well for the Colts in the final season of his most recent contract, and the team would reportedly like to bring him back on a new deal. Luckily for the Colts, Vinatieri has decided to continue playing in 2016 rather than retire.
In 2015, Vinatieri connected on 25 of 27 field goal tries, for a 92.6% conversion rate. However, he did occasionally struggle with the longer extra point, missing three of 35 attempts. Still, there were few NFL kickers more reliable than Vinatieri, who is now third on the league’s list of all-time leading scorers. With 2,253 points, Vinatieri could make a run at Morten Andersen (2,544) and Gary Anderson (2,434) if he decides to play for longer than just one more season.
Here’s more from the AFC South:
- The Buccaneers and running back Doug Martin have mutual interest in getting a deal done before March 9th, but if Martin does become an unrestricted free agent, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com (Twitter link) expects him to be high on the Titans‘ wish list. Tennessee’s new GM Jon Robinson, of course, previously worked in Tampa Bay’s front office.
- The Jaguars can’t afford to miss on their free agency decisions, Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union writes. For more on what lies ahead for Jacksonville this offseason, check out PFR’s Offseason Outlook for the Jaguars.
- Free agent long snapper Zach Triner worked out this week for the Jaguars and Jets, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link).