Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/2/12
Kicker Matt Prater signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos. Prater had stayed away from the team's offseason program after being given the team's franchise tag of $2.654 million in March. He joins the Bucs' Connor Barth as franchised kickers who signed multi-year deals. "Matt has developed into one of the NFL's elite kickers and is a big part of our team," executive vice president John Elway said. According to the Denver Post, the Broncos had offered Prater more than $3 million per year. Prater is second to Jason Elam in team history with an 80.4 career field-goal percentage, and had four game-winning kicks last season. He has connected on 12 of 16 (75 percent) of his career attempts from 50-plus yards. "It feels amazing. It's something I've worked for since I was a little kid," Prater said. "Throughout the process it was kind of tough especially once practice and everything starts, I wanted to be there. In the end, I knew it was going to get done. The Broncos ma...
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