Per Elway’s Twitter, Matt Prater gets his new deal

Reuters

There were reports two weeks ago the Broncos weren’t far apart on a long-term deal with franchised kicker Matt Prater.

That gulf was apparently closed with two weeks to go before the deadline, as Broncos boss John Elway just tweeted that Prater had signed a new four-year contract.

Getting deals with all the franchised kickers hasn’t been as easy as some expected, with three still looking for theirs: Phil Dawson of the Browns, Mike Nugent of the Bengals and Josh Scobee of the Jaguars.

Teams have until July 16 to get a long-term deal done, or the tagged players can only sign the one-year tender.