Matt Prater

#5 K / Detroit Lions / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 211 lb Age: 31 College: Central Florida Bye 9,18,19,20,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Matt Prater: Finishes year with 102 points

    Prater went 22 for 24 on field goals and 36 for 39 on extra points during the 2015 season. Prater also kicked the second longest field goal in the league this season, a 59-yarder in Week 17. Prater's field goal percentage tied New England's Stephen Gostkowski for fifth in the league, but that may speak more to his value in actual football as opposed to fantasy football. No other kicker in the top 10 in accuracy attempted fewer kicks than Prater, who made the 23rd most field goals in the league overall. Prater is known for having a mighty pendulum for a right leg, but he's probably not worth a pickup to start the 2016 season. Nine kickers kicked at least 30 field goals this season, a figure Prater has only reached once in his career, back in 2009 with Denver.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Matt Prater: Active against Packers

    Prater (illness) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers. Prater returned to a limited practice Wednesday, setting him up to play in Thursday's game. Any real concerns about his availability were put to rest when the Lions decided not to sign another kicker Wednesday afternoon/evening.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Matt Prater: Expected to play Thursday

    Prater (illness) is expected to play Thursday against the Packers, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports. Prater signaled that a return was possible with a limited practice session Wednesday, and considering the Lions haven't inked another kicker to the 53-man roster, he seems poised to fulfill his typical game-day duties. After being presented with just three field goals over the first five contests, he's knocked through all 11 chances in the past six outings.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Matt Prater: Questionable for Thursday

    Prater (illness) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Barring the addition of a kicker before the contest, Prater should be past the illness that held him out of practice this week. On the season, he's nailed all 14 field goals, including three from 40-to-49 yards and two from 50-plus in the past three games.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Matt Prater: Sits out practice again Tuesday

    Prater (illness) did not practice Tuesday for the second straight day, Kyle Meinnke of MLive Media Group reports Prater remains sidelined by his illness, but the Lions have not provided any clues that he is in danger of missing Thursday's game against the Packers. Expect Prater to be good to go Thursday unless the Lions add a kicker to the roster at some point over the next couple days.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Matt Prater: Misses practice Monday

    Prater (illness) missed Monday's practice. We'd expect Prater to recover in time for Thursday's game against the Packers, a notion supported by the fact that there's been no reports yet of the Lions adding another kicker to their roster.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Lions K Matt Prater not happy about new extra point rule

    Lions kicker Matt Prater is concerned that the NFL's new rule moving extra points back to the 15-yard line could have some major effects toward kickers. "Am I thrilled about it? No, I don't think any other kicker is," Prater said in an interview with ESPN.com. "You know, they make these rules and they never talk to any of us about it. I don't know. I just feel that eventually they are just trying to weed kicking out of the game completely. It's something we'll have to deal with and hopefully make them all." He also questioned the motive from the league with making this kind of rule change. "I don't know what the owners and (NFL commissioner Roger) Goodell and all them are thinking," Prater said. "But I'm just going to try and do my job and keep my mouth shut for the most part."

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    K Matt Prater to get $4.5 million over two years

    The Lions' contract with kicker Matt Prater is for two years and $4.55 million, with a team option for 2017, reports the Detroit Free Press. Prater, 30, hit 21 of 26 field goals and all 21 of his PATs last season.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Lions lock up kicker Matt Prater to three-year deal

    The Lions have signed kicker Matt Prater to a three-year deal on Friday, per the team's official website. Terms of the deal were not made public. Prater was signed to a one-year deal after being cut by the Broncos on Oct. 3. He converted 21 of 26 field goals in 11 games for the Lions in 2014. Prater noted in January that he would like to return to Detroit in 2015, and now his wish has come to fruition.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Lions to meet with Matt Prater's representatives Friday night

    Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters that he's scheduled to meet with kicker Matt Prater's representatives Friday night, per the team's official website. "I'm meeting with his agent tonight, in fact," Mayhew said. "Frank Bauer and I are going to sit down tonight and talk about Matt's situation and I'm looking forward to that dialogue." Prater was signed to a one-year deal after being cut by the Broncos on Oct. 3. He converted 21 of 26 field goals in 11 games for the Lions in 2014. Prater noted in January that he would like to return to Detroit in 2015.

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