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Detroit Lions kickers are cursed, even Matt Prater cannot hit field goals

Matt Prater was 25/26 last year kicking field goals for the Denver Broncos, and was a beast before serving a four game suspension on the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Well yesterday Prater was bad, missing 2 of his field goals. The Sports Quotient    @SportsQuotient Matt Prater was 25/26 on FGs […] The post Detroit Lions kickers are cursed, even...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ kicking woes continue as Matt Prater misses two

The third time was not a charm in the Lions’ quest to find a kicker. Matt Prater, the Pro Bowl kicker signed by the Lions this week, has missed two field goals already today at Minnesota. Prater is the Lions’ third kicker of the season; they previously cut Nate Freese and Alex Henery. When Prater missed from 44 yards in the third quarter, it moved the Lions to a stunning 0...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Prater is gone and so is the real reason

What? They released who? Matt Prater’s sudden release was a shock to the Denver Broncos’ fan base and beyond. Fans didn’t understand it. After seemingly sticking with Prater – and other deviants within the organization – it’s hard to rationalize why now. Prater was a weapon in the Broncos arsenal. His performance on the field was spectacular and his pay reflected...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions K Matt Prater is on the hot seat entering Week 6

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just five weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Matt Prater The Lions hope they’ve added the league’s best kicker In some regard, Prater...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why were the Denver Broncos a hater to Matt Prater?

The most accurate kicker in Denver Broncos history is now a Detroit Lion. That sounds kind of weird right? The release of Matt Prater still has me scratching my head. Why in the world would the Broncos cut one of the best kickers in the league? He was a pro-bowler last season, converting 25 of 26 kicks, 14 of 15 from beyond 40 yards, and nailed a 64-yard bomb in the cold that set...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Prater: I haven't had a drink in six weeks

The Detroit Lions organization found itself in a dire situation after the team had no choice but to cut Alex Henery after the kicker missed all three field goal attempts in Detroit’s 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. It left the team this week scrambling to find a replacement for Henery, who the […] The post New Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater says he hasn’t had...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign ex-Broncos kicker Matt Prater

The Detroit Lions have already had a long odyssey this season at the placekicker position. First they started rookie Nate Freese, who missed four of his seven field goal attempts with the team. After he was released the Eagles brought in Alex Henery, who hit only one of five. A couple of days ago I wrote that the Lions should sign Matt Prater, who was released by the Denver Broncos...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns need to jump and sign kicker Matt Prater right now

If you need a reminder of how quickly fortunes can change in the NFL, look no further than kicker Matt Prater. Last season with the Denver Broncos, Prater was the most accurate kicker in the league. He connected on 25 of 26 field goal attempts and even hit the longest field goal in NFL history from 64 yards: But as great as he was last year he found himself out of favor with Denver...
Via cover32 - Browns
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Prater ‘surprised’ Broncos released him

Matt Prater says he was “a little surprised” to learn on Friday that the Denver Broncos would be releasing him. “I’m a little surprised,” Prater told The Denver Post. “The Broncos look like they’re going to do some great things this year. It’s too bad I won’t be a part of it. I’m just going […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos release Matt Prater

This has to qualify as a somewhat surprising move. Fresh off his four-game suspension for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater is reportedly being released by the team. Broncos releasing K Matt Prater, who's coming off 4-game suspension, per source. Brandon McManus wins Denver kicking job. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2014...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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