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.