Matt Prater K DET 1 month ago

Prater went 22 for 24 on field goals and 36 for 39 on extra points during the 2015 season.

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Prater also kicked the second ...

Matt Prater K DET 2 months ago

Prater (illness) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers.

Matt Prater K DET 2 months ago

Prater (illness) is expected to play Thursday against the Packers, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

Matt Prater K DET 2 months ago

Prater (illness) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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Barring the addition of a kicker...

Matt Prater K DET 2 months ago

Prater (illness) did not practice Tuesday for the second straight day, Kyle Meinnke of MLive Media Group reports

Matt Prater K DET 2 months ago

Prater (illness) missed Monday's practice.

Matt Prater K DET 5 months ago

Prater made his only field goal attempt of the season Sunday, knocking in a 26-yard field goal against the Vikings.

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Prater drove in four extra ...

Matt Prater K DET 11 months ago

The Lions re-signed Prater to a three-year contract Friday.

Prater was released by the Broncos in early October while serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He then signed with the Lions, and went on to make 21-of-26 field-goal attempts (80.8 percent), despite trying half of his kicks from 40-plus yards out. Other than the off-field issues, Prater has generally been of the NFL's better kickers, offering solid accuracy and excellent leg strength. Of course, he's no longer attached to an elite offense, so he'll probably fall into the indecipherable middle tier of kickers for 2015.

Matt Prater K DET 1 year ago

Prater went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and made all four extra-point tries in Sundays' 34-17 win over the Buccaneers.

Prater has now made multiple field goals in six straight games and should again be a decent option next week against the Vikings.

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Prater made three of his four field-goal attempts in Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.

For the second straight game, the Lions failed to find the end zone, leading to numerous opportunities for Prater. He connected from 48, 20 and 49 yards, but missed a 53-yard attempt wide left late in the first half. Still, Prater now has four straight multi-FG games and is a decent option again Thursday against the Bears.