The Colts maintain hope that Vinatieri will recover from his groin injury in time to serve as the team's kicker Sunday against the Raiders, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. As a contingency plan in the event Vinatieri fails to make meaningful progress this week, the Colts auditioned Kai Forbath, Cairo Santos and Taylor Bertolet in a workout Tuesday. The Colts have declined to sign any of those players, however, which supports the notion that the 45-year-old is likely on track to kick Sunday. Those counting on Vinatieri in weekly formats will still want to track his progress in practices Wednesday through Friday to ensure he'll be available once the weekend arrives. Vinatieri has converted 12 of 14 field-goal attempts and 17 of 19 extra-point tries through the Colts' first seven games of the campaign.
Vinatieri (groin) will be listed on the Colts' injury report this week, but no decision has been made on his availability for Sunday's game in Oakland, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. An MRI on Monday seemingly brought good news regarding Vinatieri's health, though it doesn't necessarily mean the 45-year-old will avoid an absence altogether. The Colts could work out kickers over the next few days and sign one if it becomes apparent Vinatieri won't be ready to go by the weekend.
Vinatieri (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 Indianapolis reports. Vinatieri aggravated a right groin injury during Sunday's victory over Buffalo, and the veteran kicker could be in danger of missing time. Don't be shocked if the Colts bring in a free agent early in the week to serve as a possible short-term replacement.
Vinatieri is nursing a groin injury, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. Vinatieri seems to have played through injury in Sunday's win over the Bills, in which the 45-year-old missed two extra-point attempts. The veteran kicker will reportedly receive an MRI, so expect more information on the severity of Vinatieri's injury in the coming days.
Vinatieri made both his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 42-34 loss to the Jets. Vinatieri's two field goals both came during the second quarter, getting the Colts on the board from 21 and 31 yards. On the back of Sunday's 10 points, Vinatieri now sports 48 on the campaign, placing him in the top 10 among kickers.
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