Colts' kicker Vinatieri has new sidekicks in 22nd season

FILe - In this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis Colts punter and kick holder Jeff Locke (9) warms up during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, in Indianapolis. Colts punter Jeff Locke has been holding for kickers for six years. It's the first time he's worked with someone as established as Adam Vinatieri. In just a few short months, Locke has been asked to replace a Pro Bowler and get in sync with the league's best clutch kicker _ no easy task. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adam Vinatieri spent 21 seasons perfecting the art of placekicking.

Few have kept the ball between the goal posts so consistently for so long, and no kicker has more signature moments in their portfolio.

So when the graying 44-year-old learned his longtime holder was retiring and his longtime snapper had been released last winter, he didn’t fret. Vinatieri simply went adapted to his new teammates, Jeff Locke and Thomas Hennessy, for season No. 22.

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