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Broncos hope to have Matt Prater deal done by next week’s minicamp

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Broncos kicker Matt Prater hasn’t signed his one-year, $2.6 million franchise tender, but he may sign a longer and more lucrative deal to remain in Denver soon.

The Denver Post reports that Prater and the Broncos have been working on a five-year contract extension that would average more than $3 million a year.

Enough progress has been made that the Broncos think the deal can get done in time for their mandatory minicamp, which takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Although Tebowmania got all the attention last year, Prater’s late-game heroics were a big part of the Broncos’ mid-season run. Tebow is long gone, but the Broncos hope Prater will be their kicker for a long time.

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3 Responses to “Broncos hope to have Matt Prater deal done by next week’s minicamp”
  1. mgifford15 says: Jun 7, 2012 9:50 AM

    Smart move by the Broncos. Without some clutch long distance kicking by Prater last year, Tebowmania may have never existed, and Denver could have easily been 5-11, or worse.

  2. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 7, 2012 12:00 PM

    Man, you guys sure love the Donkeys.

    Who cares…it’s a frickin’ kicker.

  3. cuda1234 says: Jun 7, 2012 2:10 PM

    Prather had more to do with that winning streak than the qb’s did. Where’s his big homecoming ceremony in Florida? Go Knights!

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