The Broncos apparently figured they could live without Matt Prater.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos have released their dangerous-at-elevation kicker Friday.
That leaves the job in the hands of Brandon McManus, who has hit all three of his field goal attempts and is perfect on eight extra points.
Prater was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, but barring any further punishment, ought to find work quickly.
He’s been one of the top kickers in the league, missing just one field goal last year and leading the league in touchbacks.
So while Jesus might pray to Prater, John Elway apparently doesn’t any more.