Matt Prater, Lions Hope For Some More London MagicFor kicker Matt Prater, London is the city of second chances.
Prater Gives Lions Stability In Kicking GameWhen the Detroit Lions opened last season's training camp, the identity of their next placekicker was a mystery.
Using Arena League Football Goal Post Gives Prater Mental Edge For Real KicksLast season the Lions did not have such goal posts for practice, but thanks to Prater's suggestion, the team has them now.
Prater Agrees To Three-Year Deal With LionsPrater has signed a three-year, $9 million deal with Detroit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Matt Prater Discusses Struggles With Alcohol, Says He Will Not Let Lions DownLions coach Jim Caldwell would not provide specifics about his hour-long talk with Matt Prater, but he said he believes in second chances.
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.
Reports: Lions To Work Out Jay Feely, Matt Prater, Connor BarthCaldwell said there is someone out there who is right for the team; the Lions just need to track him down.
Lions Again Searching For Upgrade After Henery Misses Three FGs In LossBetween Freese and Henery, Lions kickers are 4 for 12 this season. Both of Detroit's losses have included at least two missed field goals.