Vinatieri vows to play another year
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri plans on playing in the NFL at the age of 45.
Vinatieri turns 45 on December 28, is in the final year of his contract with the Colts, but is not looking towards retirement just yet.
"Indianapolis is home to me and my family. I love the Irsay family, but I understand this is a business," Vinatieri said. "I just know I'm going to play another year."
Vinatieri missed a 60-yard field goal into rough winds and had a 38-yard field goal blocked in the Colts' 23-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
He still nailed a 48-yarder and converted two other field goals, scoring 10 of the Colts' points.
Vinatieri's missed field goals cost him a $500,000 bonus, but he is still one of the most accurate kickers in the league having made 27 of his 32 attempts.
Arguably the greatest kicker in NFL history, Vinatieri has played 22 years as a professional, winning four Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
Known for his proficiency for converting pressure kicks, Vinatieri made game-winning field goals for the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII.