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Adam Vinatieri of the New England Patriots celebrates winning Super Bowl XXXVI 20-17 against the St. Louis Rams at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By Matt McCarthy,

There’s a chance the greatest kicker in NFL history may have kicked his last field goal.

Adam Vinatieri is on the Colts injury report with a knee problem. He underwent a MRI and is now awaiting the results.

When asked if he would kick again this year, the NFL’s all-time leader in scoring was uncertain.

“I don’t know. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and the next day and the next day,” the 46-year-old told reporters.

While there is no official word in Vinatieri’s status at this point, it would appear that the Colts are putting contingency plans in place. The team claimed kicker Chase McLaughlin on waivers Wednesday.

Vinatieri has struggled this season, converting a career-low 68 percent of his field goal attempts. In total, he has missed 14 kicks, eight field goals and six extra points.

Two of those misses have proven costly in Colts losses to the Steelers and Chargers. Vinatieri has had three kicks blocked this year, including one that was returned for a 63-yard touchdown against the Titans.

But the Colts have stuck by him, despite bringing 11 kickers in for workouts throughout the season.

Vinatieri is in his 14th year with the Colts after spending the first 10 years of his career in New England.

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