Geathers decides to take 1-year deal to stay with Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Safety Clayton Geathers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
Long snapper Luke Rhodes signs tender, will stay in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts long snapper Luke Rhodes has signed his contract to stay with the team next season.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Rhodes was an...
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Vinatieri, 46, signs contract to play another season in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kicker Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
General manager Chris Ballard announced Friday the two sides had agreed to terms on a new deal.
Vinatieri made it official with his signature Monday, then told reporters he was glad the process went smoothly and ended early.
Patriots among admirable company as sports dynasty
Sports fans love dynasties. And hate them, too.
That a team could be so dominant for a long period as the New England Patriots have been should be admirable. Their detractors point to scandals such as "Spygate" and the deflated footballs saga. Their supporters focus on Tom Brady's brilliance and a resilience that all great teams share.
Regardless, the facts are the Patriots are in their ninth Super Bowl since 2001 and have won five.
Colts agree to new deal with NFL’s career scoring leader
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri will still be the NFL's oldest active player next season.
The 46-year-old kicker and the Indianapolis Colts have agreed to a new deal, general manager Chris Ballard announced Friday on 1070 The Fan, the radio station that broadcasts the team's games. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Vinatieri’s misses encapsulate Colts playoff performance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Colts finally got their offense going against the Kansas City Chiefs late in the first half Saturday, driving deep downfield with an opportunity to bite into their deficit.
Andrew Luck scrambled out of bounds with a few seconds left, and Colts coach Frank Reich sent one of the most reliable kickers in NFL history out to attempt a 23-yard chip-shot field goal.
Adam Vinatieri doinked it off the left upright .
Ageless Vinatieri begins quest for 5th Super Bowl ring
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri sits at one end of the Indianapolis Colts' locker room, his expanding white beard nearly a perfect match to his helmet and jersey.
He doesn't listen to the hip-hop music in the background, doesn't pretend to understand the shiny, new electronic gadgets everyone else plays with and certainly doesn't pay much attention to the trends outside these walls. Yet in Vinatieri's mind, this is still the perfect spot.
The Latest: Colts lead Titans at the half 17-10
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern):
The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot.
Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards passing for the Titans. The Colts are outgaining Tennessee 253-97 in total offense.
Aggressive Colts fall short on 4th down, lose 6-0 at Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts put the ball in Andrew Luck's hands. They probably should have trusted Adam Vinatieri's leg.
The Colts failed to convert three fourth-down plays — all in field-goal range — and lost 6-0 to offensively challenged Jacksonville on Sunday.
Dolphins’ miscues prove costly in crucial 27-24 loss at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Dolphins thought they had solved their road woes.
Ryan Tannehill's return from a shoulder injury jump-started a stagnant offense. The defense forced three turnovers and pressured Andrew Luck. Then over the final nine minutes, everything went awry and their old troubles came roaring back.
Luck’s closing flurry gives Colts 27-24 victory over Miami
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck was at his best when it mattered most for the Indianapolis Colts.
Including some fancy footwork at a big moment.
After throwing three TD passes, Luck calmly stepped through Miami's pass rush and found Chester Rogers for a 34-yard gain that helped set up Adam Vinatieri's 32-yard field goal as time expired in the Colts' improbable 27-24 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday.
Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday.
He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win.
Luck and T.Y. Hilton hooked up twice for scores, Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins each ran for one touchdown and the Colts' defense stymied Tennessee in a 38-10 drubbing that gave Luck a 10-0 record against the Titans.
Adam Vinatieri sets NFL all-time scoring record for Colts
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Vinatieri has made plenty of tougher kicks in his career. The two last-second field goals to win Super Bowls, a 45-yarder through the snow to win a playoff game and 46 field goals from at least 50 yards in the regular season and postseason.
Vinatieri's 25-yarder at the end of the second quarter in Indianapolis' 42-28 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday will surely be one he never forgets.
Luck’s 3 TD passes lead Colts past Raiders 42-28
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts appear to have a potent running game, an offensive line that can protect and a record-setting kicker.
Combined all that with a healthy Andrew Luck and the results are impressive.
Luck threw his third touchdown pass of the game to break a tie with 5:28 to go, Adam Vinatieri set the career scoring mark and the Colts beat the Oakland Raiders 42-28 on Sunday to win in back-to-back weeks for the first time in three years.
Raiders bench safety Reggie Nelson; Rams without Cooper Kupp
Raiders safety Reggie Nelson was benched by coach Jon Gruden for Oakland's game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.
Nelson had played in 82 consecutive regular-season games before being a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Left guard Kelechi Osemele also was inactive for Oakland, missing a third straight game with a knee injury.
Injury could put Vinatieri’s record-breaking quest on hold
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri's record-breaking quest could be temporarily on hold.
The seemingly ageless kicker re-injured his right groin during the Indianapolis Colts' victory over Buffalo on Sunday, underwent an MRI on Monday and coach Frank Reich acknowledged he might miss next weekend's game at Oakland.
Vinatieri hoping to score big as Bills, Colts square off
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri is preparing for Sunday's game just like all the others.
He figures if the same, simple routine helped him earn four Super Bowl rings, 226 victories and become the best clutch kicker in NFL history, it should be good enough to help him break the NFL's career scoring record.
Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady needed everything he had to fend off Patrick Mahomes — including his legs.
Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired , and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.
Patriots streaking, Chiefs hoping not to repeat history
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Young quarterbacks have always had a tough time winning in Gillette Stadium during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era.
Add Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the list.
Heroes and villains among NFL placekickers in Week 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Some teams can't kick about their kickers. Others might want to kick them off the roster after this weekend.
With the rare exceptions of Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri and Baltimore's Justin Tucker, there aren't any placekickers whose place in Canton, Ohio, is a topic of discussion. Even Vinatieri and Tucker missed kicks in Week 5.
Indianapolis rules out 7 players for game at New England
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts right tackle Denzelle Good will be one of seven players who will not play Thursday at New England.
Good's brother, Overton, was killed in an alleged drive-by shooting in South Carolina earlier this week.
Also out will be Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle (hip) and four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring).
Vinatieri preparing for potential last visit to New England
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri remembers New England fondly.
In 10 seasons, he won three Super Bowl rings, was dubbed the league's best clutch kicker and became the top scorer in franchise history. He has made the routine kicks look easy and the impossible ones look routine while earning the respect of two of the league's greatest coaches and one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks..
Texans end losing streak in OT after Vinatieri sets record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ka'imi Fairbairn took advantage of his final chance Sunday.
The third-year kicker missed a 59-yarder to win the game at the end of regulation, then a 37-yarder near the end of overtime. But the Indianapolis Colts had called timeout just before that one, and Fairbairn finally made the decisive kick as time expired to help Houston snap the league's longest losing streak with a 37-34 victory at Indianapolis.
Vinatieri breaks NFL’s field goal record with No. 566
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri celebrated one major milestone Sunday by becoming the NFL's career field goal leader.
He would have preferred doing it by adding to his league record for victories.
The 23-year veteran made the record-breaking 566th field goal with 2 seconds left in the first half and No. 567 on a 44-yarder in overtime to give the Indianapolis Colts a 34-31 lead before watching Ka'imi Fairbairn make two more field goals to give Houston a 37-34 victory.
Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 20-16 comeback win over Colts
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz shook off rust and defenders.
Wentz threw a touchdown pass on his first drive in nine months, Wendell Smallwood ran in from the 4 for the go-ahead score and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
"It was a long time coming," Wentz said after playing his first game since he tore two ligaments in his left knee last Dec. 10. "It felt great."
It’s good! Colts’ Adam Vinatieri ties NFL field-goal record
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Vinatieri started his career as a young kicker in awe of the stats of a Hall of Famer such as Morten Andersen.
As a rookie in New England, the lofty numbers seemed as out of reach as a 70-yard field goal.
"I remember playing against him early in the league going, so many points, no one's even going to come close," Vinatieri said.
Vinatieri visits Washington with chance at field goal record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri's weekend preparations have already kicked into full force.
He's working with wet footballs, determining his best footgear and getting ready for another potentially big day in messy weather. It's become a trademark of the NFL's best clutch kicker.
After 22-plus seasons in the NFL, Vinatieri has figured out how to thrive in pretty much every element: rain, wind, sleet, snow, ice and mud.
South Dakota State kicker makes a name for himself
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Though Chase Vinatieri was a standout wide receiver at Roosevelt, there was no escaping that he was expected to be the team's kicker, and a good one, too. After all, his coach at Roosevelt was Kim Nelson, the same guy who coached Chase's famous uncle, future Hall of Famer Adam Vinatieri, at Rapid City Central.
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Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season
Anyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that Tom Brady is 41 as he heads into the season. He's hardly the only geezer, in football terms, still on the field or hoping to be when the season kicks off next month.
Indeed, Brady isn't even close to the oldest guy suiting up these days. His former teammate in New England, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, is 45.
Colts’ Adam Vinatieri grinding through 23rd NFL camp
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Adam Vinatieri vividly remembers his last game against Morten Andersen.
Andersen had already logged more than 20 seasons in the NFL, was well into his 40s, nearing the end of his career and still kicking as well as anyone in the league. Back then, Vinatieri marveled at how the seemingly ageless Andersen managed to excel for so long.
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How well do you know Gonzaga’s pod in the NCAA Tournament West Regional? Take our 15-question pod quiz to find out.
Q: Which NFL kicker obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from South Dakota State: Sebastian Janikowski, Adam Vinatieri, Stephen Gostkowski or Mason Crosby?
Winston re-elected president of NFL players union
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston has been unanimously re-elected as president of the NFL players union, earning his third straight three-year term.
Winston, who is scheduled to become a free agent, ran unopposed for the position. The NFLPA Board of Player Representatives announced the result Sunday at the NFLPA's annual meetings.
New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich was elected as the union's treasurer.
Adam Vinatieri returning to Colts on one-year deal in search of NFL’s all-time scoring record
Adam Vinatieri, the 45-year-old four-time Super Bowl winner and future Hall of Famer, is returning to the Colts on a one-year deal for his 23rd NFL campaign, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL’s oldest player is going to try to break the league’s career scoring record.
If Adam Vinatieri gets his way, it might not be the only record to fall.
Colts’ Vinatieri gets new deal, chance to set scoring record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL's oldest player is going to try to break the league's career scoring record.
If Adam Vinatieri gets his way, it might not be the only record to fall.
On Thursday, the 45-year-old kicker signed a one-year deal to stay with the Indianapolis Colts — a deal he insists may not be his last.
Adam Vinatieri, 45, signs new deal with Colts and aims for scoring record
The Indianapolis Colts have signed kicker Adam Vinatieri to a new one-year contract.
Vinatieri, who turned 45 in December, is the oldest active player in the NFL.
The Patriots seven Super Bowls this millennium were decided by three, three, three, three, four, four and six points. So, real quick, before Bill Tom create their next unbelievable, where-were-you-when moment, here are my top 10 Super Bowl moments heading into Sunday nights game at U.S. Bank Stadium:
Colts fire Pagano after beating Texans 22-13 in finale
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano never asked his team to win Sunday's season finale for him.
They did it anyway — and he lost his job anyway.
With a dismal season drawing to a close and Pagano's fate seemingly decided, Jacoby Brissett threw for one touchdown, Marlon Mack ran for another and Adam Vinatieri made two field goals to send their coach out with one last victory celebration, 22-13 over Houston.
Gore, Vinatieri won’t use season finale as retirement party
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore and Adam Vinatieri have been defying the odds for years.
Both want one more shot.
On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts' two seemingly ageless wonders acknowledged they would each like to play another season, meaning Sunday's season finale against Houston won't become a retirement party.
Colts chances to beat Bills slip away on snow-slicked field
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The snow was falling so hard and fast that Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri could have used a timeout and perhaps a few more size-15 feet.
After scrambling to hit a 43-yard point-after attempt to tie the game at 7 with 1:16 remaining in regulation, Vinatieri was unable to find his footing to hit what would've been a go-ahead field goal from the nearly the exact same spot with 1 second left.
Indianapolis Colts kicker reunited with high school jersey
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri was recently reunited with his jersey from his high school playing days in South Dakota, thanks to a high school coach in Texas and a bit of luck.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Vinatieri family knows a little something about game-winning kicks, and Illinois State was the victim Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.
WIAA football playoffs: Savannah Curtis gets her kicks for undefeated Lodi
LODI — Savannah Curtis always has loved football.
Vinatieri ready to take next step on NFL’s scoring list
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri grew up in small-town South Dakota hoping for a chance to play in the NFL.
He never dreamed his career would last this long, come with so many accomplishments or allow him to keep adding chapters to his football legacy well into his 40s.
Colts celebrate Manning’s return with 26-23 win over 49ers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After blowing a 14-point lead in the final eight minutes of regulation and surviving an interception in scoring position in overtime, Marlon Mack's 35-yard run set up Adam Vinatieri for a 51-yard field goal as the Indianapolis Colts beat the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 on Sunday.
Colts celebrate Manning’s return with 26-23 win over 49ers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri brought the perfect gift to Peyton Manning's big celebration Sunday.
Another game-winning kick.
After Indianapolis blew a 14-point lead in the final eight minutes of regulation, the last remaining Colts player from Manning's first Super Bowl team easily made a 51-yard field goal with 1:38 left in overtime for a 26-23 victory over San Francisco.
Arians less critical of Cardinals’ play day after Indy
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — After viewing video of Arizona's 16-13 overtime win at Indianapolis, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was a lot less critical of his team's play, particularly Carson Palmer's performance.
"He played a whole lot better than I thought he did," Arians said, "a whole lot better."
Palmer completed 19 of 36 passes for 332 yards and Arizona's lone touchdown with one particularly ugly interception.
"Really the only poor play that Carson had," Arians said Monday.
South Dakota State continues points splurge in 51-10 win
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Taryn Christion passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and South Dakota State continued to pile up the points with a 51-10 victory over Drake on Saturday night.
The Jackrabbits (3-0) have scored in all 12 quarters this season, averaging over 43 points per game.