Record-breaking kicker Adam Vinatieri plans to retire
The 48-year-old former Colts and New England Patriots star told former teammate and SiriusXM radio host Pat McAfee that he plans to retire. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — Adam Vinatieri used his strong leg to become the NFL’s career scoring leader. The 48-year-old former Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots star told former teammate and SiriusXM radio host Pat McAfee that he plans to retire. Vinatieri scored 2,673 points and made 599 field goals, breaking both records previously held by Morten Andersen. Vinatieri made 29 game-winning kicks during his career, including three that won Super Bowl titles for New England.wftv.com
Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons
“Every year, Jan. 20 is a special and emotional day,” Rivers said in a statement posted on the team’s website. “It is St. Sebastian’s Feast day, the day I played in the AFC championship without an ACL, and now the day that after 17 seasons, I’m announcing my retirement from the National Football League. I am grateful to the Chargers for 16 seasons, and the Colts for the 17th season.”Rivers was one of a kind. In the 2006 season opener, Rivers made his starting debut — and then the next 251 in a row including the playoffs. “My son never did throw a big ball like I did at that age and he throws it the exact same way,” Rivers said.
Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.
Winston throws for 456 yards, 4 TDs as Bucs rally over Colts
TAMPA – Jameis Winston threw for 456 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally to beat the reeling Indianapolis Colts 38-35 on Sunday. Winston threw for TDs of 61 yards to Mike Evans, 3 yards to Cameron Brate and 17 yards to Justin Watson before putting the Bucs ahead for good with a 12-yarder to Breshad Perriman with 3:51 remaining. Jacoby Brissett completed 19 of 36 passes for 251 yards, two TDs and no interceptions for Indianapolis. Winston threw for 277 yards in the first half alone. ... Winston sat out the first series of the second half with what the Bucs described as a sore right hand.
Dolphins cash in on Colts turnovers, earn 2nd straight win
DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins runs the ball after a catch against the Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins (2-7) have won two straight after a miserable start and earned their first win at Lucas Oil Stadium since 2013. The Dolphins capitalized on Hoyer's final interception with another 48-yard field goal. Colts: Hoyer was 18 of 39 with 204 yards and one TD. Colts: Will try to win third straight division game this season when Jacksonville visits next Sunday.