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Legendary football placekicker Adam Vinatieri retires from his NFL career at 48 years of age

Legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri is authoritatively hanging up his cleats.

Vinatieri, who is 48 years of age, shown up on the “Pat McAfee Show” on Wednesday, and he was gotten some information about his NFL career since he hasn’t played since the 2019 season. That is actually when the four-time Super Bowl champion indicated retirement.

“Should we just make it real?” Vinatieri said. “Should we just say ‘Hey, we’re done?’ We’re riding off into the sunset. You want it to be live on your show that Vinny’s officially done? Is that what you want?”

McAfee, who was a colleague of Vinatieri’s on the Indianapolis Colts, reacted by saying, “I don’t want that but if it’s gonna happen, happy it’s happening here. I would like that to be known. Don’t feel obligated. Don’t feel forced.”

Vinatieri replied back: “Put it this way, today’s Wednesday. By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it here first.”

Vinatieri, who will retire as the league’s all-time leading scorer with 2,673 points, had a successful career with the New England Patriots and the Colts.

He was a key piece in aiding Peyton Manning and the Colts win Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears, yet Vinatieri might be most popular for kicking the match-winning field goals in both Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII as a member of the Patriots.

Vinatieri, who is a certain wagered to make the Hall of Fame, effectively changed over an NFL record 599 field goals in his career.

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes practices in the restricted limit, stay in NFL’s blackout protocol

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made a stride the correct way.

On Wednesday, Mahomes practiced in a restricted limit, notwithstanding being in the NFL’s blackout protocol, which implies there’s an incredible possibility that the reigning Super Bowl MVP will get ready against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Head coach Andy Reid was satisfied with Mahomes’ advancement.

“He looked good,” Reid said. “He’s in the protocol so there’s only certain things he can do, but he took all the snaps and he feels good. So, I mean, we’re just going to follow this protocol as close as we possibly can.”

Mahomes, who was harmed in the second from last quarter of last Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs, suffered the injury when he was handled around the head and neck zone while conveying the football on a QB option play. After the game, reports said that he changed a nerve that runs up his neck.

With the goal for Mahomes to play, he needs to finish five stages in the league’s re-visitation of play protocol. Those means incorporate resting until signs and symptoms re-visitation of baseline clearance to start cardio; extending and balance training with medical oversight; an expansion in activities that incorporates monitored strength training; the resumption of non-contact football activities; and afterward the player is cleared by team doctors and finishes an independent neurological exam, so, all in all he is cleared to practice and play.

It’s questionable regarding what step Mahomes was in on Wednesday, yet dependent on what Reid stated, the All-Pro quarterback might be on the fourth step simultaneously. On the off chance that Mahomes keeps on moving the correct way, there’s a decent possibility that he will take an interest practically speaking on Thursday or Friday.

“He’s done well up to this point and they just progress you through the day,” Reid said, “so today was limited work and no contact, I think was the schedule for today. And that’s kind of what we’re doing on Wednesday, so it fit perfectly with that.”

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Alliance of American Football attempted wooing QB Colin Kaepernick

The new Alliance of American Football talked with Colin Kaepernick amid its improvement about joining the league, co-founder Bill Polian disclosed to The Athletic.

As per Polian, AAF CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he began stooping amid the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian told The Athletic.

A source told the Associated Press that Kaepernick needed $20 at least million to consider playing with the alliance that had its presentation a weekend ago.

All AAF players got three-year, $250,000 nonguaranteed contracts however could procure more by means of rewards.

Polian, an ESPN NFL investigator, additionally disclosed to The Athletic that he personally spoke Tim Tebow about joining the alliance, however Tebow declined. The previous NFL QB as of now is in the New York Mets’ spring training camp.

The AAF says its main goal is to give chances to players not in the NFL to proceed with their careers, with a probability they could entice NFL groups to sign them once the AAF season finishes up toward the finish of April.

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Chargers GM views potential for AAF as formative league for the NFL

Count Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a fan of the upstart Alliance of American Football.

Telesco said he watched the league’ slate of games throughout the weekend with his two children and trusts the AAF could possibly be a formative league for the NFL.

Telesco said he talked with his previous mentor, AAF co-founder Bill Polian, a year ago about what Telesco might want to find in a formative league, and that he will send representatives from the Chargers’ pro personnel department to scout AAF amusements.

“It’s a great idea,” Telesco said. “It has the potential to be a nice complement to the NFL. It’s a great spot for a developmental league for players, but even aside from that — coaches and front office, officiating, athletic trainers and video equipment people, public relations — all of that. So I think it’s a great place where people can develop in every department of football operations. Every department that touches a football team can get some real-life experience.”

Telesco as of now culled two players from AAF rosters toward the finish of the 2018 season amid his group’s postseason run, verifying kicker Nick Rose as a kickoff specialist and also signing linebacker Tyrone Holmes to his group’s practice squad.

A few previous Chargers are on AAF programs, including kickers Nick Novak, Younghoe Koo and Rose.

Telesco said he’ll have scouts from his pro personnel department at the amusement, including the San Diego Fleet’s home opener against the Atlanta Legends on Sunday.

“With San Diego close and Arizona pretty close, it will be pretty convenient for us [to scout],” Telesco said. “It’s a place where young guys can go play.

“No. 1, you get a chance to go play football and get paid for it, so that’s nice. No. 2, you get great coaching. And No. 3, you get a chance to put tape together so the NFL can evaluate you again. Most of these guys we’ve seen before, but it gives them a chance to develop and learn, get better at their craft and get it on tape.”