The Lions are signing former Broncos kicker Matt Prater, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reported on Tuesday night.
Prater made 25-of-26 field goals last season for Denver, but his performance was marred by a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Broncos released him last week. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said team officials are looking into the circumstances under which Prater was suspended for alcohol-related issues.
Detroit's kickers so far this season are a combined 4-for-12. The Lions now have an overall record of 3-2 on the season heading into Sunday's game in Minnesota vs. the Vikings.
Former Broncos K Matt Prater is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2014
- Marc Weinreich