New England Patriots

By Matt McCarthy,

The greatest kicker in National Football League history isn’t ready to hang up his cleats just yet.

46-year-old Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract to return to the Indianapolis Colts. The 2019 season will be his 24th year in the NFL.

The news was first reported in Indianapolis early Friday afternoon and was later confirmed by the Colts.

Vinatieri hit 85 percent of his field goals in 2018, including four over 50 yards. He did however miss a 23-yard field goal and an extra point in the Colts playoff loss to the Chiefs.

This will mark Vinatieri’s 14th season in Indianapolis. He spent the first 10 years of his career in New England.

Vinatieri and Tom Brady are the only remaining active players from the Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI win over the Rams.

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