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Matt Prater’s still sick, misses last practice in Denver


The Broncos wrapped up their final practice in Denver before departing for the Super Bowl, and they did so without ill kicker Matt Prater.

Prater has been held out this week with a virus, but Broncos coach John Fox didn’t seem particularly concerned about him being contagious on the long plane flight/petri dish tomorrow.

“We sent (Prater) home, but he’s going to be fine for the game,” Fox said, via Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. “Hopefully he feels much better by tomorrow morning when we leave for New Jersey.”

Because it’s late in the dead week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, and because reporters there are thorough, Fox was asked if he was concerned about an epidemic.

“It’s happened all season and it happens all over the league,” Fox said. “Guys do get sick; it’s like any household in America. We are confident he’ll be fine.”

The only other Bronco to miss practice was defensive tackle Sione Fua, who has a calf injury and is doubtful for the Super Bowl.
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9 Responses to “Matt Prater’s still sick, misses last practice in Denver”
  1. gloryfromheaven46 says: Jan 25, 2014 5:03 PM

    Gee, I wonder if he’ll miss the Super Bowl even with though there’s a whole week left…

  2. pacodawg says: Jan 25, 2014 5:46 PM

    What a blow! A kicker missing practice. Hope this doesnt dash there chances.

  3. cleveland1980 says: Jan 25, 2014 5:50 PM

    Somewhere, Garrett Hartley is packing his bags for his audition…

  4. ravenswhat says: Jan 25, 2014 5:51 PM

    What’s this “pro bowler” going to do when he has to make a 45 yarder at normal elevation?

  5. frostymugobeer says: Jan 25, 2014 6:08 PM

    ravenswhat says:
    Jan 25, 2014 5:51 PM

    What’s this “pro bowler” going to do when he has to make a 45 yarder at normal elevation?

    uhhh…..make it just like he does the other 8 games a year he plays in other cities.

    so sick of people talking like records set at mile high shouldn’t count.
    you do know that every other kicker in the league has had a chance to play at high elevations right?

    besides the only thing prater will probably have to do at the SB is kick 5-6 PAT’s

  6. johnnycantread says: Jan 25, 2014 6:30 PM

    Maybe the NFL can eliminate the extra point before the Super Bowl.

  7. 2difshoe says: Jan 25, 2014 6:58 PM

    Hopefully he didn’t smear his pedicure too…now that would be a problem !

  8. nfloracle says: Jan 25, 2014 7:26 PM

    Put him on a bus to Jersey. That solves the petri dish contagion problem.

  9. mgmac says: Jan 25, 2014 8:31 PM

    The way airlines recycle the air in the cabins, the Broncos would be wise to fly him on a private plane by himself

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