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Matt Prater

Matt Prater - #5 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 195 lbs.
Birthday 08/10/1984
Birthplace Mayfield Heights, OH
College UCF
Years played 7

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

FG Pat Pts
26 55 133

Broncos expect quick return by Ayers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
Although he was initially expected to miss 2-3 months, Denver believes that OLB Robert Ayers will be able to return to the team from his broken foot much earlier than that, perhaps in the next few weeks, according to AFC ...

Five minutes with a legend: Randy Gradishar

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Mike Beacom catches up with Broncos legend Randy Gradishar, who discusses his Pro Bowl career, including the glorious 1977 season when the "Orange Crush" defense ruled the AFC.

Broncos welcome return of FS Dawkins, CB Goodman

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Broncos didn't win a game without both FS Brian Dawkins and CB André Goodman in the lineup, and we hear the lack of experience that Denver was left with limited the defense's ability to make adjustments.

Broncos CB Cox's status unknown for London

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Broncos head to London on Thursday and might not be joined by rookie CB Perrish Cox.

Broncos re-sign DT Smith

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Broncos re-signed DT Le Kevin Smith on Tuesday after giving up 328 rushing yards to the Raiders on Sunday.

49ers QB Smith gets shoulder checked in London

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith had his injured left shoulder checked at a London hospital on Monday morning and is still unsure if he can play against the Broncos at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Raiders set team scoring mark, rout Broncos 59-14

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Behind Darren McFadden's four touchdowns, the Raiders scored the most points in their 50-year history Sunday with a 59-14 thrashing of the demoralized Broncos.

Beadles key to Broncos' improved rushing attack

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Broncos welcomed RB Knowshon Moreno back last week, but that's not the only reason Denver saw an improvement in its running game.  

Broncos place WR Willis on I.R.

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Broncos wide receiver and special-teams contributor Matt Willis has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after breaking his foot in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

LT, Jets hold off Broncos

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
LaDainian Tomlinson scored his second touchdown from 2 yards out with 73 seconds left after a pass interference flag and the New York Jets rallied past the Denver Broncos 24-20 on Sunday.

Broncos add defensive depth

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Broncos have signed SS Kyle McCarthy and OLB Kevin Alexander from their practice squad, giving the team increased depth on defense and increased speed on special teams.

Report: Revis a game-time decision

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Jets will not make a decision on CB Darrelle Revis' status until game time on Sunday, a league source told Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.

Elway sacked by Ponzi scheme

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Denver Post reported on Thursday that John Elway and his business partner lost $15 million in a Ponzi scheme to hedge fund manager Sean Mueller, who has been accused of racketeering, fraud and theft.

S Bruton, CB Jones to have expanded roles for Broncos

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The wave of injuries that has hit the Broncos over the past few weeks should mean additional playing time for S David Bruton and CB Nate Jones.

Broncos lose two key defenders

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
The Denver Post reports that Broncos OLB Robert Ayers (foot) and FS Brian Dawkins (knee) will miss multiple games after suffering injuries in Week Five.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted July 02, 2012
The Denver Broncos have signed kicker Matt Prater to a new four-year deal, locking up one of the most powerful legs in NFL history. Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway announced the contract Monday. Terms were not released.||||||| Prater was a clutch performer for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Entering his sixth NFL season, Prater ranks second in team history with an 80.4 percent field goal conversion rate.
Posted March 05, 2012
The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Prater, giving them the right to match any offer other teams might present to the kicker with one of the most powerful legs in NFL history.||||||| Prater came up clutch for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Prater has the highest percentage in league history from 50 or more yards, having connected on 12 of 16 kicks for a 75 percent clip.
Posted Dec. 23, 2010
The Broncos have placed Prater on injured reserve.||||||| Prater has missed the last two games with a groin injury. Steven Hauschka has filled in, connecting on 5 of 6 field goal attempts in games at Arizona and Oakland. In his career with the Broncos, Prater has made 71 of 87 field goal attempts, the best accuracy rate in team history for anyone with a minimum of 50 attempts.
Posted Sept. 17, 2007
Prater was cut by the Falcons on Monday after he missed two field goals in the Falcons' 13-7 loss to the Jaguars.||||||| Prater is 1-of-4 this season, including two costly misses on Sunday. He was wide right from 43 yards in the second quarter and wide right from 26 yards in the third. Atlanta signed Morten Andersen to replace him.

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