Skip to content

Matt Prater still expected to get tagged Monday

Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos Getty Images

We’re drawing closer to the deadline for using the franchise tag and, as Florio reported last week, it looks like Denver will use theirs before it passes.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Broncos will tag kicker Matt Prater on Monday. If Prater signs the tender, he’ll remain with the Broncos for somewhere around $2.6 million. He’ll join Cincinnati’s Mike Nugent and Cleveland’s Phil Dawson as franchised kickers with tags also possible for Connor Barth of the Buccaneers and Josh Scobee of the Jaguars before the day is out.

Prater has made more than 80 percent of his field goals since coming to Denver in 2007, including 65 percent of kicks from 40 or more yards. In 2011, he made 76 percent of his tries and 3-of-4 from 50 yards and beyond.

Permalink 11 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Denver Broncos, Home, Rumor Mill
11 Responses to “Matt Prater still expected to get tagged Monday”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 5, 2012 9:53 AM

    Their kicker is the best QB on the team. :)

  2. bigbeefyd says: Mar 5, 2012 10:00 AM

    Tebow owes this dude a steak dinner a day for life!

  3. jjackwagon says: Mar 5, 2012 10:01 AM

    To Denver (& all other teams with a franchise tagged kicker),

    If the kicker is the only player worth “franchising” you have serious issues.

  4. mrslay1 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:11 AM

    It’s about time these kickers start getting paid. I think a great kicker is worth more like 4 or 5 million. How many times a season does the game come down to them?

  5. ozierdisaster3335 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:12 AM

    I’m glad were bring Prater in.. but I swear the headline sounds so wrong… “Prater expected to get tagged Monday” lol

  6. crazybroncs says: Mar 5, 2012 10:30 AM

    @jjackwagon says:
    Mar 5, 2012 10:01 AM
    To Denver (& all other teams with a franchise tagged kicker),

    If the kicker is the only player worth “franchising” you have serious issues
    ———————————————–

    Maybe its a franchise that has all of its “key” talent already locked up, and can afford the luxury of franchising a kicker.

    But I forgot, your a GM…My bad…

  7. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Mar 5, 2012 10:34 AM

    It could also mean that you’ve already got your best players under contract (C. Bailey, V. Miller, R. Clady, D. Thomas, W. McGahee, D. Williams, etc, etc) and you’re simply looking to utilize an option that can save you money and/or buy you time to negotiate a deal with your kicker who, by the way, is pretty damn good.

  8. djrando7 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:34 AM

    jjackwagon says:
    Mar 5, 2012 10:01 AM
    To Denver (& all other teams with a franchise tagged kicker),

    If the kicker is the only player worth “franchising” you have serious issues.

    _________________________________

    Someone fell off the turnip truck today. The reason they use it on the kicker is because all of their other key people are either locked up, or they don’t mind them leaving. Plus, it is a cheap alternative than signing the guy (which Prater is CLUTCH) right away, and gives them time to negotiate a long term deal, which Denver will do.

    So, maybe it is you o JackWagon that has issues.

  9. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Mar 5, 2012 10:35 AM

    E. Dumervil

  10. davemeisner says: Mar 5, 2012 10:39 AM

    @jjackwagon

    denver has no significant free agents worth the fanchise tag. Most key players are still in the middle of their contracts.

    Plus, Prater “didn’t lose” a lot of games for the Broncos. Easy to pay him $2.6 million instead of giving eddie royal or brodrick bunkley way too much money.

  11. jjackwagon says: Mar 5, 2012 4:38 PM

    @ Dave et al

    Denver has no significant free agents worth the franchise tag

    ————————————————–
    I agree. Which further illustrates my point.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!