2017 NFL Season

Lions sign Matt Prater to 3-year extension, report says

Kirstie Chiappelli Omnisport-  @kchiappelli

Matt Prater is staying in Detroit.

The Lions on Wednesday signed the veteran kicker to a three-year contract extension, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

According to the report, the deal is worth $11.4 million and could escalate to $12.15 million. It also includes a $3.6 million signing bonus.

Prater was signed by the Broncos off the Dolphins’ practice squad in December 2007 and remained with the franchise until his release in October 2014. He began that season with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy and was cut by Denver after the team decided to stick with Brandon McManus as his replacement.

He then signed a one-year deal with Detroit four days later before re-signing on a three-year deal worth $9 million in March 2015.

Prater, 33, has hit 85.7 percent of his field goals since joining the Lions and previously hit 82.9 percent during his time with the Broncos. The two-time Pro Bowler also holds the NFL record for the longest-ever field goal at 64 yards.

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