Broncos re-sign kicker Prater to 4-year deal

Associated Press  |  Last updated 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, just behind Jason Elam's mark of 80.6 percent. He owns the best field goal percentage (75) from 50 or more yards (12 of 16) and has converted 28 of 29 field goals in the fourth quarter or overtime. The Broncos originally signed Prater from the Miami Dolphin's practice squad in 2007.
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