Adam Vinatieri isn't a franchise tag option for Indy. Since the Pats franchised him twice ('02 & '05), he gets the QB number with a 3rd tag.
NFL.com "When Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri rolled past me on the NFL.com/Live set Wednesday, I felt compelled to pull up his stats on my phone. This is what sports nerds do. His career achievements are staggering. Eighteen seasons, four Super Bowl rings, 499 field goals. He even has a..." January 29
Pro Football Talk "Athletes decline as they age. So it’s a bit shocking to see that the NFL’s oldest player is having what may be his best season. Adam Vinatieri, the Colts kicker who will turn 41 in three weeks and is the league’s oldest player by 11 months over Washington punter Sav Rocca, is kicking as well as..." December 06
Naptown's Finest "Adam Vinatieri continues to kick his way towards a Hall of Fame career. Vinatieri, kicker for the Indianapolis Colts, has been named AFC special teams player of the week, for his performance against the Tennessee Titans last Thursday. Vinatieri made all three of his attempted field goals last..." November 23
Indianapolis Star "There is no magic formula or elixir to account for Adam Vinatieri’s Father Time-defying antics. Perhaps, reasoned coach Chuck Pagano, the Indianapolis Colts veteran placekicker came across the revitalizing spring sought by Ponce de Leon in 1513. “He’s obviously found the Fountain of Youth..." October 30
Indianapolis Star "Occasionally, Adam Vinatieri finds himself serenaded in his little slice of the Indianapolis Colts locker room by the bass-heavy, reverberating sounds emanating from a younger teammate’s cubicle. Most of the time, he tolerates the auditory assault, even though he would prefer some Dave Matthews..." June 01