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Vinatieri's shot at fifth ring bittersweet

He won't be kicking in Super Bowl, but Colts veteran remains a team guy

Updated: January 30, 2010, 9:08 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

On the surface, it would seem too good to be true.

The kicker missed just two field goals all season. He's about to tie the record for all-time Super Bowl appearances by a player, with six. And he has a chance to become one of only two players in the history of the NFL with five Super Bowl rings, joining Charles Haley.

This is the spot that Adam Vinatieri finds himself in today, although it's not as sweet as it might seem.

Vinatieri -- whose clutch kicks were ...

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