Reich says Vinatieri will remain Colts' kicker: 'There's no guy I trust more'
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said Monday that Adam Vinatieri will remain the team's kicker for Week 3 and beyond, as relayed by The Athletic's Zak Keefer.

"Adam (Vinatieri) is our kicker. ... Just want to make that clear," Reich said during a conference call with reporters, according to ESPN's Mike Wells.

The vote of confidence came amid reports that the 46-year-old Vinatieri was considering hanging up his cleats for good after a recent spell of struggles; the Colts planned to talk the kicker out of retiring before he made a final decision Monday, a source told ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio.

"There's no guy I trust more than Adam Vinatieri," Reich said, according to Keefer, adding that he'd hoped his team's Week 2 win over the Tennessee Titans would come down to a 60-yard field goal.

Vinatieri, who missed two extra-point attempts against Tennessee, has been off the mark on five kicks through two weeks this season. He missed two field-goal tries and an extra-point attempt in Indy's opener.

The three-time first-team All Pro's struggles date back to last season, as he missed his only field-goal attempt and a PAT in the Colts' divisional-round loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Asked if the team would work out other kickers, Reich said that would be GM Chris Ballard's decision to make, according to Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star.

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Reich says Vinatieri will remain Colts' kicker: 'There's no guy I trust more'
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