The Facts: Vinatieri's future remains an unknown. HC Frank Reich said Tuesday during a digital news conference that the kicking legend has not made a decision about whether he'd like to return for a 25th NFL season. "(We plan) to have a sitdown with Adam and see where he’s at once he’s a little further along in (the rehab) process," Reich said.
Diehards Line: Reich hasn't spoken with the future hall-of-famer in the past couple of weeks, but before the Colts facility was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he saw the 47-year-old there rehabbing his knee following season-ending surgery. If the NFL's all-time leading scorer wants to return, the Colts could have a tough decision to make. Vinatieri is a free agent, and the Colts already have a promising young kicker under contract in 23-year-old Chase McLaughlin. The Texas native connected on 5-of-6 field goals while drilling all 11 of his extra points over a span of four games with Indianapolis. Added to his totals from brief stints with the Chargers and 49ers last season, McLaughlin finished the year 18-of-23 on field goals (83.3%) and 26-of-26 on extra points. Vinatieri, meanwhile would be returning from the worst year of his professional career in 2019, missing 14 kicks — eight field goals and six extra points — before hitting injured reserve in Week 13 with an ailing knee.