Matt Prater during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Broncos Working Key Contracts Prior to Mandatory Minicamp

The guy that won the the game for the Broncos multiple times last season may just become the second highest paid kicker in the NFL.

Matt Prater and his agent are nearing a deal with the Broncos that could keep him in Denver for the next five seasons. The Broncos already placed the franchise tag on him which will pay him $2.6 million in 2012. Prater has yet to appear at OTA’s this offseason.

Another guy that is missing in action from organized training activities is defensive tackle Ty Warren. Warren has made over $7 million the last two seasons from both the Broncos and the New England Patriots despite not playing a down. Warren is slated to make $4 million this season, but the Broncos want to reduce his pay to $1 million to $1.5 million.

Finally, the team is trying to negotiate a contract extension with Ryan Clady. The offensive tackle is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make $3.5 million in 2012. Clady has been participating in OTA’s.

The faster these contracts can be worked out, the less headaches there will be once training camp rolls around. The last team activity prior to camp is a mandatory minicamp which begins in 11 days.

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