Matt Prater RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calvin Johnson, Matt Prater expected to play for Lions "The Detroit Lions will have their biggest weapon as they attempt to sweep the Green Bay Packers for the first time since 1991. NFL Media's Albert Breer reports that Calvin Johnson is expected to play in Thursday night's tussle, airing on CBS and NFL Network. Johnson was limited this week in..." December 03

  • Lions K Matt Prater's FG accuracy steadily improving

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater knows about teams gearing up for the playoffs. And he says the Lions are doing the right things at the right time. "I definitely think they're on the right track," Prater said Wednesday. "This team is different from other teams I've been on where there's a lot..." December 04

  • Lions' Matt Prater: I haven't had a drink in 6 weeks

    Detroit Free Press "As Matt Prater made his way through the throng of media surrounding his locker today, the newest Detroit Lion wondered aloud why so many reporters were waiting to talk to a kicker. Prater, a Pro Bowl selection last year, was brought in to save the Lions' struggling kicking game this week, after..." October 09

  • Matt Prater apologizes to Broncos teammates for his suspension

    Denver Post "Nervous and embarrassed, Matt Prater apologized to teammates before Monday's practice. The NFL's best place-kicker will miss the first four games of the season after violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "I am definitely going to make some changes in my life: not drink at all or risk..." August 26

  • Matt Prater worries kickers will be eliminated from football

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos kicker Matt Prater fears for the future of his craft. Prater told reporters during Super Bowl festivities that after seeing the way the kickoff has been devalued, and hearing that the NFL could eliminate the extra point, he worries that kickers might simply be removed from football..." January 29

  • John Fox says Matt Prater “feels much better”

    Pro Football Talk "In his opening Super Bowl week press conference on Sunday, Broncos coach John Fox said kicker Matt Prater “feels much better” after missing Denver’s bye-week practices Thursday and Friday with an illness. “He’ll be fine come next Sunday,” Fox said, calling Prater’s illness a..." January 26

  • Broncos send Matt Prater home

    ESPN "Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he saw Matt Prater at the team's facility Saturday morning, but elected to send the ailing kicker home for a third consecutive day. Prater did not participate in the Broncos' practice Saturday because of a virus and did not practice with the team this..." January 26

  • Denver elevated Matt Prater to the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos kicker Matt Prater set a new NFL record with a 64-yard field goal this season, and so it wasn’t surprising that Prater was one of the two kickers chosen to this season’s Pro Bowl, along with Baltimore’s Justin Tucker. But while it wasn’t surprising, it also wasn’t deserving. Prater..." December 28

  • Matt Prater breaks field-goal record with 64-yarder "On an afternoon when the NFL Media newsroom erupted with cheers several times, the loudest was reserved for Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater. Prater broke the NFL record with a 64-yard field goal to draw within one point of the Tennessee Titans going into halftime of Sunday's game. The..." December 09