Indianapolis Colts' longtime placekicker Adam Vinatieri today signed a new two year deal with the franchise.
And in the process set himself up to challenge for the title of oldest player ever to play in the NFL.
Currently aged 41, the new deal will see Vinatieri turn out in the league until the ripe old age of 43 at least.
Last season Vinatieri had competition from fellow kicker Sav Rocco (40), but Rocco was released by the Washington Redskins last week and will now evaluate his situation before deciding on whether to enter free agency.
Vinatieri's new contract was announced by the franchise via Twitter on Tuesday and will take him into his 17th season in the National Football League.
He has been selected for Pro-Bowl duty twice before, and helped the New England Patriots to three Super Bowls earlier in his career.
He will have to sign a couple more contracts at least if he is to gain the title of NFL's all-time oldest player however, with former Oakland Raider George Blanda currently holding onto the position - retiring only at 48 years old.
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