Matt Prater

John Elway talks to the media on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Elway On Demaryius Thomas’ Absence: ‘Makes No Sense’

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway disagrees with Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas’ strategy to skip the team’s offseason program while angling for a long-term contract.

04/23/2015

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos makes a catch for a 23 yard gain and a first down at the 1-yard line against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos Place Franchise Tag On Demaryius Thomas

The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal.

03/02/2015

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Broncos Ability To Keep A Kickoff Specialist A Luxury

Last week, the Denver Broncos re-signed Brandon McManus to handle kickoffs only. Interestingly, there are only two NFL teams – the Broncos and Buffalo Bills – who have kickoff specialists on their rosters.

12/10/2014

Michael Koenen #9 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holds the ball as Connor Barth #10 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks a field goal during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 25, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

With Kicker, Broncos Pick Accuracy Over Strength

The Denver Broncos might be sacrificing some kick return yards in exchange for more accuracy between the uprights.

11/27/2014

Brandon McManus #8 of the Denver Broncos makes the field goal in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 9, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Broncos Waive McManus, Sign Barth

The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn’t kicked in an NFL game since 2012.

11/25/2014

Michael Koenen #9 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holds the ball as Connor Barth #10 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks a field goal during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 25, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

No Surprise As Broncos Waive Kicker Brandon McManus, Sign Connor Barth

The Denver Broncos have waived kicker Brandon McManus and signed veteran Connor Barth, CBS4 confirmed on Tuesday.

11/25/2014

Kicker Jay Feely #4 of the Arizona Cardinals kicks a field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Bengals defeated the Cardinals 19-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Broncos Bringing In Kickers Feely, Barth

The Denver Broncos are bringing in veteran kicker Jay Feely for a workout Tuesday.

11/24/2014

Matt Prater at Denver Broncos practice in August. (credit: CBS)

Prater Hopes To Take Advantage Of Another Chance

Matt Prater says he entered a 12-step program to deal with his alcohol problem, and he’s hoping to make the most of another chance to kick in the NFL.

10/08/2014

Matt Prater (credit: CBS)

Matt Prater Signs One-Year Deal With Lions

It didn’t take long for kicker Matt Prater to find a job after the Broncos cut him.

10/08/2014

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass what would be his 500th career touchdown pass to Julius Thomas #80 (not pictured) in the first quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Manning’s 500th TD Leads Broncos Past Cards 41-20

Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre in the NFL’s most exclusive of clubs with his 500th touchdown toss Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Arizona Cardinals their first loss, 41-20.

10/05/2014

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