Matt Prater

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions makes a 39-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter agaisnt the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Using Arena League Football Goal Post Gives Prater Mental Edge For Real Kicks

Last season the Lions did not have such goal posts for practice, but thanks to Prater’s suggestion, the team has them now.

CBS Detroit–06/17/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions is congratulated by teammate Sam Martin #6 after making an extra point kick during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Prater Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Lions

Prater has signed a three-year, $9 million deal with Detroit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Prater Hoping To Stay With Lions As Long As Possible: ‘I Feel Like I Owe Them’

“Now I feel like I owe them,” Prater added, “so I want to stay here as long as I can.”

CBS Detroit–01/07/2015

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 23:  Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a 32 yard field goal as Britton Colquitt #4 holds the ball against the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Prater Says He’s Getting The Rust Off: ‘It’s Like Riding A Bike’

Prater, the third kicker for the Lions this season, will debut with the team on the road Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Jason Hanson #4 of the Detroit Lions kicks an extra point during the third quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeted the Lions 26-24.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Laughing Caldwell Says Hanson ‘Didn’t Reach Out To Me;’ Talks Prater’s Support System

“We have people in the building that have gone through similar issues and problems that we think have a lot in common with him in terms of being able to give him a support system,” Caldwell said.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on during the third quarter while playing the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Caldwell Fires Back At NFL.Com Story About Megatron: ‘We’ve Never, Ever Considered Him … A Decoy’

“You’ve never heard me ever use the term ‘decoy,'” Caldwell said.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2014

Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a 32 yard field goal as Britton Colquitt #4 holds the ball against the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Matt Prater Discusses Struggles With Alcohol, Says He Will Not Let Lions Down

Lions coach Jim Caldwell would not provide specifics about his hour-long talk with Matt Prater, but he said he believes in second chances.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2014

Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a 32 yard field goal as Britton Colquitt #4 holds the ball against the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Kicker Matt Prater To A One-Year Deal

Prater made 25 of 26 attempts with the Denver Broncos last season, but the team cut him right before he finished his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 27:  Kicker Jay Feely #4 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates with Dave Zastudil #9 after kicking a field goal against the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.   The Cardinals defeated the Falcons 27-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Reports: Lions To Work Out Jay Feely, Matt Prater, Connor Barth

Caldwell said there is someone out there who is right for the team; the Lions just need to track him down.

CBS Detroit–10/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Alex Henery #5 of the Detroit Lions reacts in the fourth quarter after his third missed field goal against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Lions Again Searching For Upgrade After Henery Misses Three FGs In Loss

Between Freese and Henery, Lions kickers are 4 for 12 this season. Both of Detroit’s losses have included at least two missed field goals.

CBS Detroit–10/05/2014

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