We said early this week that K Adam Vinatieri's return was a reason for optimism, but Vinatieri also is coming off the most injury-plagued season of his career, having missed 10 games last season with hip and knee injuries.
Vinatieri looked good during organized team activities, and talked of feeling good and playing several more seasons. A more pressing issue for the Colts involving the 15-year veteran is whether he can remain healthy through an entire season.
Considering the Colts seem to very much want him to be the kicking specialist next season, and considering they didn't re-sign veteran Matt Stover – who kicked the last half of the regular season and the post-season – indications are the Colts believe he will be healthy. No reason to believe he can't remain that way, and if that's true, history indicates 37-year-old kickers can be very effective.