The 48-year-old Vinatieri, who was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, scored 2,673 total points over his 24-year career. The All-Pro kicker made a record 599 field goals for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis, where he spent his final 14 seasons.
The future Hall of Famer drilled 29 game-winning kicks, with three of them coming for the Patriots from 1996 to 2005. He converted a game winner in snowy conditions against the Raiders during the 2001 playoffs and made game-winning field goals in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII.
No kicker in league history has more Super Bowl rings than Vinatieri's four -- three with the Patriots and one with the Colts. He also was selected to the NFL's 100th Anniversary Team.
Vinatieri, who appeared in 365 regular-season games, is the only player in NFL history to surpass the 1,000-point mark with two different franchises.
Vinatieri didn't play last season after a lackluster 2019 campaign in which he made a career-worst 68% of his field goal attempts. He was put on injured reserve in December 2019 after battling a knee injury for most of the year.