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Stover getting a workout in Indy

In a move that reflects lingering concern regarding the health of kicker Adam Vinatieri, the Colts will work out veteran kicker Matt Stover on Tuesday, according to a league source.

Per the source, the Colts aren’t likely to sign Stover this week, if at all, since Indy is embarking on its bye week.

Vinatieri had offseason surgery to address discomfort in his hip.

In a pinch, punter Pat McAfee could handle kicking duties.  He both punted and kicked at West Virginia, and he’s the author of the only field goal of 50 yards or longer at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, which opened in 2001.

Stover, 41, joined the Ravens franchise as a Plan B free agent in 1991, and he held the job through the 2008 season. 

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7 Responses to “Stover getting a workout in Indy”
  1. Youngstown Dan says: Oct 12, 2009 7:47 PM

    Stover joined the Browns franchise in 1991 then became a Raven in 1995 when spineless Modell moved the team.

  2. ar1888 says: Oct 12, 2009 7:52 PM

    McAfee could handle both duties, but the Colts will need to find a new holder since McAfee does that for Vinatieri.

  3. packers4life says: Oct 12, 2009 8:19 PM

    “he’s the author of the only field goal of 50 yards or longer at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, which opened in 2001.”
    Mason Crosby also kicked a 50 yarder at Heinz Field but it was in a preseason game from either last year or the previous year.

  4. csloan99 says: Oct 12, 2009 8:56 PM

    Since when did the preseason count?

  5. The Rural Juror says: Oct 12, 2009 9:30 PM

    Youngstown Dan, whatever happened to the Browns?? Did they ever get a team?

  6. moswesley says: Oct 12, 2009 9:32 PM

    In a pinch, Pat White could handle quarterback duties for the Dolphins. He had a bunch of good years at West Virginia.

  7. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Oct 13, 2009 9:08 AM

    @Youngstown Dan,
    Modell wouldn’t have moved the team if Cleveland didn’t shaft him by moving the Indians into a publically funded stadium without looking out for the “beloved” Browns.
    Let’s see if you are a slum-lord and the tenant moves out. How do you fill the income void? Modell did not want to leave Cleveland, but any business wants to break even or make money. After all, football IS a business. Baltimore stepped up to the plate with an offer NO SANE PERSON could refuse.
    Be careful, the LA Browns could be coming.

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