The future Hall of Fame kicker missed two extra points on Sunday against the Bills. He did so because he was injured. Now he might miss the game on Sunday.
Adam Vinatieri was listed on the injury report before with a right groin injury. Now he might be back on it. He missed two extra points on Sunday for the first time in his career. Afterwards, he admitted he was injured and would be listed on the injury report.
In response, the Colts are bringing in kickers to work out just in case they need them. It would be for only a one week deal though, as the team has a bye next week. That extra week would help Vinatieri get healthy. He would have three weeks in between games he’s kicked.
If the Colts don’t have Vinatieri, that would be a big loss. He is one of the best kickers of all time. He has shown that he can still kick the ball well at his age. But you don’t want him out there if he’s hurt. Because if he is, he does exactly what he did on Sunday, and that’s missing kicks.
The Colts play the Raiders this week. They are not a very good team. Indy could probably go a week without Vinatieri, especially against a struggling team like Oakland. But they need him healthy for other games down the stretch.
It remains unclear what other kicker they could possibly sign to replace him for this week. They will bring in a number of guys and sign the one they feel the most comfortable with.