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In the meantime, they'll rely on Stover, who started his career in 1991 with the Cleveland Browns, then went to Baltimore in 1996 when the team moved there.
Stover handled every important field goal attempt for the Ravens over the next 13 seasons. But after losing distance on his kickoffs and long field goal tries, Baltimore signed Steve Hauschka last season. Baltimore decided not to renew Stover's contract during the offseason.
Indy brought Stover in for a tryout Tuesday and announced his signing Wednesday.
The Colts could have let punter Pat McAfee, a seventh-round draft choice from West Virginia, handle the kicking chores since McAfee did more placekicking than punting in college. McAfee has also handled kickoff duties for Indy this season.
Indianapolis has a bye this week and won't play again until Oct. 25 at St. Louis.
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