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Coltsgirl88
03-21-2006, 07:20 PM
Should be a good pick up for us!

http://www.colts.com/modules/article7_print.cfm?news_id=

3642

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
VINATIERI TO JOIN COLTS
By John Oehser - Colts.com

Former Patriots Kicker Agrees in Principle with

Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS – One of the NFL’s best clutch kickers ever

is moving from one perennial playoff team to another.
Adam Vinatieri soon is expected to be joining the Colts.

Vinatieri, who spent his first 10 NFL seasons kicking

for the New England Patriots, has agreed in principle to

join the Colts as an unrestricted free agent, the Colts

announced Tuesday night.

Vinatieri, 33, helped the Patriots win three of the last

five Super Bowls, and his late-game heroics in the

post-season have earned him a reputation as one of the

NFL’s top big-game performers.

In the 2001 post-season, Vinatieri’s 45-yard field goal

in a driving snowstorm helped the Patriots force

overtime against the Oakland Raiders in an AFC

Divisional Playoff. His 23-yard overtime field goal gave

the Patriots the victory.

Two games later, his 48-yard field goal on the game’s

final play provided the winning points in New England’s

20-17 Super Bowl XXXVI victory over the St Louis Rams.

In the 2003 post-season, Vinatieri’s 41-yard field goal

with four seconds remaining gave the Patriots a 32-29

victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl

XXXVIII.

Vinatieri, the NFL’s leading scorer in 2004, is a career

81.9 percent field-goal kicker, having made 263 of 321

attempts. He also has handled kickoff duties throughout

his career. He has 61 career touchbacks, including a

career-high 10 last season.

Vinatieri is expected to replace longtime kicker Mike

Vanderjagt, the NFL’s all-time field-goal accuracy

leader and the Colts’ leading scorer each of the past

eight seasons. Vanderjagt, like Vinatieri, became an

unrestricted free agent following this past season.

Vanderjagt had handled field goals and extra points

throughout his career, but in recent seasons, the Colts

have had several other kickers handling kickoffs.

BigRedVol
03-21-2006, 07:30 PM
You gotta be lovin this Coltsgirl. I bet you're thrilled to have Vanderchoke outta town, now that you know Vinatieri is coming in.

AussieCardinal
03-22-2006, 02:45 AM
Great pick!

BullheadCardFan
03-22-2006, 07:24 AM
Patriots | Team will talk contract with Vanderjagt
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:53:37 -0800

Bill Burt, of the Daily News, reports free agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Colts) and his agent, Gil Scott, are planning a visit to Foxboro within the next two days to talk contract with the New England Patriots. "We've been in some discussions," said Scott regarding the Patriots. "New England is an attractive place. They're a championship team. They're a Super Bowl contender. Let's just say there is mutual interest." As for potentially making the switch from indoors to the northeast, Vanderjagt's agent said his client would welcome the chilly climate. "People forget that Mike kicked for two years in Canada," said Scott, referring to the Canadian Football League. Scott says Vanderjagt's list of possible teams next season is New England, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.

Coltsgirl88
03-22-2006, 02:13 PM
You gotta be lovin this Coltsgirl. I bet you're thrilled to have Vanderchoke outta town, now that you know Vinatieri is coming in.

Yeah! I always liked "Vandy" and was one of them that didn't really want to see him go (along with Edgerrin). But, now since it looks like we're going to get Adam, I'm ok with that! :hurray:

Coltsgirl88
03-22-2006, 02:15 PM
Patriots | Team will talk contract with Vanderjagt
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:53:37 -0800

Bill Burt, of the Daily News, reports free agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Colts) and his agent, Gil Scott, are planning a visit to Foxboro within the next two days to talk contract with the New England Patriots. "We've been in some discussions," said Scott regarding the Patriots. "New England is an attractive place. They're a championship team. They're a Super Bowl contender. Let's just say there is mutual interest." As for potentially making the switch from indoors to the northeast, Vanderjagt's agent said his client would welcome the chilly climate. "People forget that Mike kicked for two years in Canada," said Scott, referring to the Canadian Football League. Scott says Vanderjagt's list of possible teams next season is New England, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.

:bigrin: Ha so it looks like the Colts and Patriots are "switching kickers" That would be pretty ironic!