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Colts Going with Stover at Kicker in the Playoffs Over Vinatieri

The Colts have decided to go with Matt Stover at kicker during the playoffs instead of four-time Super Bowl winner Adam Vinatieri, regarded as the best clutch kicker in NFL history.

Coach Jim Caldwell explained his decision Thursday, saying Vinatieri had not fully recovered from midseason surgery on his kicking knee, and that Stover had done a “great job” since joining the team in October.

“I think the concern was health issues or whatever,” Vinatieri said. “I guess it makes sense. I didn’t necessarily care for the decision. Obviously, all of us want to be on the field as much as we can, but I understand the concerns.”

Vinatieri still could get his chance. The Colts will not put the 36-year-old South Dakota native on injured reserve and intend to carry both kickers on the active roster, meaning Vinatieri may yet kick if he can get healthy.


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