Colts' Reich on Vinatieri: 'Adam is our kicker'


Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich reiterated his faith in Adam Vinatieri on Monday, one day after the 46-year-old kicker missed at least two attempts for the second straight game.

"Adam is our kicker," Reich said, per The Athletic. "We have zero concern. He's not only our kicker, he's a key leader on our team."

Reich added Vinatieri will kick for the Colts (1-1) against the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) on Sunday.

Vinatieri misfired on two extra points in Indianapolis' 19-17 win over Tennessee on Sunday. He missed two field goals and an extra point in the previous week of an overtime setback to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Vinatieri didn't take questions from reporters, saying, "You'll hear from me (Monday)." When reminded reporters don't see players on Mondays, Vinatieri replied, "Yeah, you will."

That spurred speculation the NFL's all-time leading scorer planned to retire.

--Field Level Media

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