Vinatieri is hoping to return to the NFL for a 25th season, but he hasn't progressed as quickly as hoped from December knee surgery, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Quarantine-related challenges have resulted in a slowdown in Vinatieri's rehab, to the point that it's possible the veteran kicker may not be ready by the time the NFL season gets underway. At the very least, the 47-year-old kicker appears unlikely to return to Indianapolis in 2020, considering the team extended Chase McLaughin and also offered undrafted rookie kicker Rodrigo Blankenship a sizable signing bonus.

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