Vinatieri is out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) watches after his field goal attempt was blocked and returned for a touchdown by the Tennessee Titans during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — When the Colts play the Buccaneers on Sunday, it will be without kicker Adam Vinatieri.

While Vinatieri won't be playing, he also has not been placed on injured reserve.

Earlier in the week, the Colts announced Vinatieri had a knee issue that required him to have an MRI on it.

"It’s just kind of a week-to-week thing. We’ll just monitor it and see how it responds. That will be a week-to-week deal,” Coach Frank Reich said.

Reich also talked about the knee affecting Vinatieri all season.

“We do know the facts are that he missed a couple weeks in preseason and that is what kind of started it all when he didn’t practice for a couple weeks and missed a couple games in preseason. Then not really on the injury report or anything but at his 20-some years I’m sure it is bothering him. I don’t hear that stuff," Reich said. "I am sure it is factoring – it is your plant leg and the number of times you kick. But Adam is a tough guy and I just think he has been grinding through it.”

The Colts claimed Chase McLaughlin off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday. McLaughlin has kicked in seven games this season for the 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers, making 13-of-17 field goal attempts, including a long of 50 yards. He made all 15 of his extra point attempts.

He was waived by San Francisco Wednesday when their regular kicker, Robbie Gould, returned from an injury. McLaughlin is a rookie out of the University of Illinois.

T.Y. Hilton and Kenny Moore are also officially out for Sunday's game.

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