The Colts listed Vinatieri on their injury report with knee pain, so maybe that’s the reason.
But Vinatieri has not been Vinatieri this season.
For now, the Colts will go with two kickers on their roster.
McLaughlin went 7-of-8 on his field goal attempts and made all eight extra points in three games with the 49ers. He was inactive Sunday when Robbie Gould returned to the lineup.
Of course, McLaughin’s miss was a big one, costing them a victory against Seattle.
McLaughlin made his NFL debut with the Chargers earlier this season and made 6-of-9 field goals and all seven PATs.