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Adam Vinatieri Returning For 2016 Season, Expects To Talk New Deal With Colts At Some Point

Colts veteran K Adam Vinatieri tells the Indianapolis Star that he plans to continue playing in 2016 and possibly beyond that.

“Not only a season, but Lord willing, a couple of years,” Vinatieri said. “There will come a time when it’s over for me. I don’t think that time is yet. I enjoy playing. I enjoy doing my thing.

Vinatieri added that he plans to speak with the team about a new contract when the time is right.

After taking a little bit of downtime, I’ve been keeping up with the Colts picking up some coaches,” Vinatieri said. “I know they’ve been really busy. I just figure they’ll call me when it’s time.”

Colts owner Jim Irsay previously said he would like to re-sign Vinatieri

We’d like to retain Adam. He is still kicking at a high level. He really takes care of himself,” said Irsay, via Mike Chappell of CBS 4 Indianapolis. “Him and Pat McAfee really complement each other. Obviously that’s been one of the strengths of our football team.”

We’d like to retain Adam and I think we’re hopeful we’ll be able to.’’

Vinatieri, 43, played out his two-year, $5 million contract that he signed with the Colts back in 2014 and will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.

In 2015, he appeared in all 16 games and converted 25 of 27 (92.6 percent) field goal attempts to go along with 32 of 35 extra point attempts (91.4 percent). Pro Football Focus rated Vinatieri as the No. 24 overall kicker out of 60 qualifiers.

We’ll have regarding Vinatieri and the Colts as the news is available.