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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 CB Cox exceeding expectations

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Broncos rookie CB Perrish Cox has had chances to play at both corner spots and has proven he is capable of contributing with the first team.

Moreno, Harris both ruled out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno and OT Ryan Harris have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

McKinley's ex-teammate suspects foul play

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Giants CB D.J. Johnson, a former teammate of Kenny McKinley, is not convinced the former Broncos wide receiver committed suicide.

NFLPA establishes trust fund for McKinley's son

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced Wednesday that a trust fund benefiting the late Kenny McKinley's 1-year-old son, Keon, has been established through the NFL Players Association.

Broncos saw no signs that McKinley was suicidal

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels held a tearful press conference Tuesday following the shocking suicide of WR Kenny McKinley.

Broncos WR McKinley dead from apparent suicide

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 3:12 a.m. ET
Broncos WR Kenny McKinley, 23, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police in Colorado.

CBs Bailey and Goodman injured for Broncos

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Broncos' starting CBs Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman were both banged up in the team's Week Two game vs. Seattle.

Orton's throws for over 300 yards as Broncos beat Seahawks

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton threw for 307 yards and two TD passes and top draft pick Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Denver Broncos' 31-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Maroney no one-year rental for Broncos

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Some expect Broncos RB Laurence Maroney to surpass Correll Buckhalter and become Knowshon Moreno's primary backup in short order, but head coach Josh McDaniels considers Maroney to be his third back for now.

Broncos waive RB Brown with Maroney on board

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Broncos waived RB Andre Brown to make room for new RB Laurence Maroney.

Patriots trade RB Maroney to Broncos

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots traded RB Laurence Maroney to the Broncos on Tuesday. Maroney was inactive for the Patriots' season opener against the Bengals.

Garrard's three TD passes pace Jaguars in 24-17 win over Broncos

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
David Garrard threw three touchdown passes, two to TE Marcedes Lewis, and Jacksonville beat Denver 24-17 on Sunday in a season opener the Jaguars called one of the most important in franchise history.

Report: Tebow will be No. 2 QB Sunday

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
Team sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter Sunday that Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow will be the No. 2 QB when the Broncos open their season against the Jaguars.

Broncos add RB Brown, OL Clark

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Broncos on Sunday announced several transactions, including the club being assigned ex-Giants RB Andre Brown and ex-Vikings OL Chris Clark off waivers.

Lions acquire CB Smith from Broncos

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Lions have acquired disappointing CB DeAngelo Smith from the Broncos in exchange for TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick.

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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