Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are ready to work. After an offseason filled with chatter about rising expectations, Tom Brady's suspension, more defensive changes and a high-octane offense, players finally arrived at training camp Saturday. It's certainly going to be different. Nobody made a grand entrance like Reggie Wayne and Edgerrin James had in previous years. The...
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Fantasy Preview: The top 20 Ks in 2015

With training camps getting underway this month, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start...
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Patriots Re-Sign Stephen Gostkowski

After the 2005 season, legendary kicker and New England Patriot Adam Vinatieri left New England to play for the Indianapolis Colts. Vinatieri won the Patriots two Super Bowl titles with last second field goals and he also won countless games for the Patriots during his career. Who could have forgotten the “Kick in the Snow?" It was truly one of the greatest kicks in football history...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski reach agreement

The New England Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski have reached an agreement on a four-year extension. The Patriots made sure to nail down this deal before the 4pm franchise tag deadline. According to a league source, the Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski have reached agreement on a contract extension. — Christopher Gasper (@cgasper) July 15, 2015 Numbers now in...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vinatieri still driven entering 20th season

After 19 seasons in the NFL, there isn't much left for Adam Vinatieri to accomplish on an individual or team level, but the NFL's oldest player continues to be motivated by the chance to win another Super Bowl. This after already being part of four championship team in his career. “I’ve played long enough and I feel like I’ve achieved the majority of all my goals,’’ Vinatieri...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Washington Redskins to avoid drafting in Fantasy leagues

Two years ago, the Washington Redskins had one of the league’s best-looking offenses complemented with a dangerous wide receiver, near-elite quarterback and a top-five running back in the NFL. Fast forward two years later, and this team is loaded with far too many question marks that could mean this offense is either elite or a laughingstock in 2015. With Fantasy drafts coming...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Stephen Gostkowski a better player than Adam Vinatieri was in New England ?

Look we all know that Adam Vinatieri was an all time kicker in Foxboro but let’s take a look and see how Stephen Gostkowski’s numbers compare. Adam Vinatieri played 10 season in Foxboro, in that time he was undoubtedly a clutch kicker helping immensely with bringing three super bowl rings back to New England. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on the controversy they’d create...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri on extra-point changes: 'I'm a traditionalist'

Adam Vinatieri, 42, will enter is 20th NFL season this fall, so it should come as no surprise that he has seen plenty of changes during his storied career. The most recent alteration to the way the league operates on the field, however, has the veteran Indianapolis Colts kicker hearkening for a simpler era, especially...Read More The post Adam Vinatieri on changes to extra-point...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri a 'traditionalist' when it comes to extra points

The NFL's decision to change the distance on extra-point attempts was met with mixed reactions from the Indianapolis Colts pair of kickers. On Tuesday, league owners approved a proposal to move point-after tries from the two to the 15-yard line.  For Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who is entering his 20th season in the NFL, the change isn't necessarily a welcome one. “I’m a traditionalist...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri makes NFL Top 100 list

Adam Vinatieri may be the oldest active player in the NFL at 42, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, he seems to be getting better with age.The latest evidence: The Indianapolis Colts kicker was named to the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015 list, coming in at No. 98.Vinatieri is the first kicker to make the list and certainly made a strong case for himself last...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri admires Patriots success despite Colts loss

        This embed is invalid   " /> Adam Vinatieri watched Sunday as several of his former New England Patriots teammates pumped up the Gillette Stadium crowd.   The scene sparked wide-ranging emotions within the Indianapolis Colts kicker, but his overriding sensation following the Patriots’ 45-7 AFC Championship Game win was one of disappointment. ...
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot Adam Vinatieri Sets NFL Record For Most Career Playoff Games

Adam Vinatieri’s milestones keep piling up. Vinatieri set an NFL record Sunday by appearing in his 30th career playoff game. The Colts kicker had been tied with legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice before missing a field goal in the first quarter of Indianapolis’ AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Vinatieri, of course, spent 10 seasons...
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri's Postseason Milestones

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Playoff milestones for Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who entered the NFL in 1996 with the New England Patriots. Vinatieri will face his former team in Sunday's AFC championship game. Postseason Record: 20-9 (Colts were 2-1 when Vinatieri was on injured reserve following 2009 season). Conference championship record: 6-0. Most Super Bowl Rings - Charles Haley, 5;...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri ready for possible farewell game at New England

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adam Vinatieri savored all those New England celebrations. He made the two big field goals in the ''Tuck Rule'' playoff game and, of course, the two game-winning Super Bowl kicks. On Sunday, the longtime Patriots kicker will return to his former home, possibly for the final time. ''It's amazing,'' the 42-year-old Colts kicker said when asked about his career this...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri set to break a record this Sunday in Foxsbourough

Adam Vinatieri has earned the nickname Mr. Clutch. Even since his golden foot has stepped into this league he has just won games. This Sunday will show that as he is set to play his 30th playoff game. That will break the previous record set by Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. What is even better about this is that Vinatieri will do it against his former team the New England...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri randomly drug tested day after hitting 53-yard FG

As is common practice in the NFL, Adam Vinatieri was selected for a random drug test Monday. Or was it random? The 42-year-old Indianapolis Colts kicker, who's the oldest player in the NFL, just so happened to nail a 53-yard field goal in Indy's AFC Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals the day before receiving the notice. Colts punter Pat McAfee pointed out the coincidence on...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri randomly drug tested day after 53-yd field goal

  As is common practice in the NFL, Adam Vinatieri was selected for a random drug test Monday.Or was it random? The 41-year-old Indianapolis Colts kicker, who’s the oldest player in the NFL, just so happened to nail a 53-yard field goal in Indy’s AFC wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals the day before receiving the notice. Colts punter Pat McAfee pointed out...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri “randomly” drug tested the day after he kicks a 53 yard field goal

When you’re the oldest player in the NFL at 42, you are not supposed to be drilling a 53 yard field goal, but that is exactly what Adam Vinatieri did yesterday during the Indianapolis Colts playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals.Apparently the NFL thought something was odd about that. When Mr. Clutch arrived to the Colts complex today he found a note inside of his locker. When...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri ‘Randomly Selected’ For Drug Test

Adam Vinatieri was "randomly selected" for a drug test by the NFL after nailing a 53-yard field goal.
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri Does the Unthinkable Against Tennessee

The odds were on Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri to make history Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. All he had to do was be himself--one of the best kicker to ever play the game. That means that when he lined up for a field goal or extra point he would have to do what he has done the entire season--not miss. Should that happen he would become one of four players in NFL...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts and Adam Vinatieri Looking to Make History Sunday Against the Tennessee Titans

Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans means nothing for the Indianapolis Colts. They can't gain anything from winning. They can't improve their playoff position. Yeah, maybe it will give fans a little more confidence in the team after last week's drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, but who really cares? It's over.That being said, if they do what they should be able...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 15

Adam Vinatieri has yet to miss a kick this season, which is a good enough reason by itself to have him lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts the best field goal kicker in the NFL?

Place kickers in the NFL don’t get a whole lot of credit. Even the best of the best is lucky if he earns as much as a second string running back. How come nobody pays any attention when these are the guys scoring all the points? Let’s change all that and make a power rankings list of the best field goal kickers in the NFL. Here are the top ten. They were ranked based mostly on...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis' Vinatieri joins 2,100-point club

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has become the fourth member of the NFL's 2,100-point club. Vinatieri accomplished the feat with a 31-yard field goal with 4:19 left in the first quarter Sunday night against his former team, New England. The only other players to top 2,100 points are Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson and Jason Hanson. Vinatieri now has 2,101 points. At...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Patriots Make a Mistake by Letting Adam Vinatieri Go?

Kyle:  The short answer is “no.” The longer answer is that they have one of the top two kickers in the league (Steven Hauschka is the other). The beauty of Steven Gostkowski (aside from his range and accuracy) is that the Pats don’t need to carry a kickoff speacialist on their roster to make sure the opponents don’t get the ball at the 40 yard line. Vinateri was, and should...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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