Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

March 11, 2014

Colts re-sign kicker Adam Vinatieri


The Associated Press

Indianapolis — Adam Vinatieri had two wishes in free agency.

He wanted to win one more Super Bowl ring for his thumb, and he wanted to do it with the Colts.

Indianapolis refused to let the 41-year-old kicker slip away Wednesday, re-signing Vinatieri just hours before he was to become an unrestricted free agent.

"I'd like to be here if the cards fall right," Vinatieri said in January, after the Colts were eliminated with a playoff loss at New England, where he won three Super Bowls. "Obviously this locker room's awesome. I've got a lot of friends in this locker room and I've got the most admiration for the ownership here and coaches and staff and everything. So if it's up to me, I'd love to be here."

Terms of the deal were not announced by the team.