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Broncos Sign Prater To 4 Year Deal

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Place kicker Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos hits a 59-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to tie the game against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 11, 2011, in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Place kicker Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos hits a 59-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to tie the game against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 11, 2011, in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has signed a new four-year contract.

The team’s executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, announced the deal Monday.

The Denver Post reported the contract was worth $13 million, including a $3 million signing bonus.

Prater was a clutch performer down the stretch in 2011 with four game-winning field goals.

Prater had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game’s final play. That helped the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.

In his five seasons with the Broncos, Prater has converted more than 80 percent of his field goal attempts.

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