The Denver Broncos can breathe a little easier as the clock winds down to the start of training camp. The Broncos have announced that Matt Prater just signed a new four year contract with the team.
Happy to announce we have signed kicker Matt Prater to a new four-year deal. This was the final piece in setting our roster for camp, and we are thrilled Matt is going to be a Bronco for a long time. Matt has developed into one of the NFL’s elite kickers and is a big part of our team. - John Elway (Twitter)
Prater hit 76.0% of his field goals last season with a long of 59 yards. His leg was clutch down the stretch, securing multiple wins for the Broncos in close overtime games.
The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Prater earlier this off season, but the July 15 deadline was looming for an extension to get done. Prater did not participate in OTA’s, but he will be in attendance for training camp thanks to both sides working out a deal.