Adam Vinatieri, T.Y. Hilton out for Colts

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The Colts won’t have to worry about Adam Vinatieri‘s accuracy this week.

The veteran kicker is out for Sunday’s game against the Bucs because of a left knee injury.

Via Mike Chappell of Fox59.com, Colts coach Frank Reich said that putting the 46-year-old kicker on IR wasn’t a consideration at this point.

Vinatieri is 17-of-25 on field goals this year (68.0 percent) and 22-of-28 on extra points (78.6 percent), an uncharacteristic year for the league’s all-time leading scorer. The knee issue must be part of that problem, as those are career-lows in terms of percentage.

The Colts also ruled out wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and cornerback Kenny Moore, but hope to have running back Marlon Mack and wide receiver Parris Campbell available. They’re 1-8 in games without Hilton.

The Colts will rely on waiver-claim Chase McLaughlin to handle kicking duties this week. He’s played in seven games this year with the Chargers and 49ers, and was 13-of-17 on field goals and 15-of-15 on extra points.

8 responses to “Adam Vinatieri, T.Y. Hilton out for Colts

  1. Vinatieri is one of the most overrated kickers I have ever seen. Dinking 20 yards 90 percent of the time and now hes an injury machine. Send him to the XFL

  2. Just bench everyone including Brissett and start Kelly for the rest of the season and get a gauge on his abilities. Brissett is not the future. I liked him in the beginning but he has shown his true self and he sucks. Get him out of town

  3. stubborndata says:
    December 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Vinatieri is one of the most overrated kickers I have ever seen. Dinking 20 yards 90 percent of the time and now hes an injury machine. Send him to the XFL

    You must be 20 years old or trolling. He’s actually arguably the greatest and most clutch kicker of all time. 46 is old, even for a kicker, and then throw a knee injury, I think it is getting clear what’s been up with AV this year.

  4. No Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack, Eric Ebron, or Adam Vinatieri and were 6-6 talking about playoffs. We just never quit! Bring it!

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