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  1. Broncos don't fare well in annual special teams rankings

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - It wasn't alone on the list of things that weren't quite what the Denver Broncos hoped they would be this past season, but the team's special teams units never did quite rise to the level of expectations. And Friday you could fi...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Lessons learned: The just so-so special teams

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Over 17 games, five months and more than a few bumps, injuries and dilemmas along the way, the Denver Broncos discovered some things about themselves and why they didn't earn the return trip to the Super Bowl they openly coveted si...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Connor Barth says he's ready for first postseason action

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There was a point earlier this season when Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was asked what attributes he wanted in a kicker. "I want a guy who makes kicks," Fox said. "That's the biggest attribute." Since the Broncos signe...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  4. David Bruton Jr. has veto power because he's 'trustworthy'

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It's been a bit of a bumpy ride for the Denver Broncos' special teams units so far this season. Kicker Matt Prater was suspended for four games to start the regular season. The Colts recovered an on-side kick in the season open...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  5. Connor Barth ready to take his turn as Broncos kicker

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The newest Denver Broncos player took part in his first practice with the expectation that he'd fix the team's kicking game. Connor Barth, signed Tuesday after a workout at the Broncos' suburban complex, took part in his first ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  6. Denver Broncos cut kicker Brandon McManus

    Jeff Legwold

    The Denver Broncos have waived placekicker Brandon McManus and signed Connor Barth, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  7. Broncos to audition Jay Feely, Connor Barth; may have to keep Bra...

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With four misses in the last eight games by kicker Brandon McManus, including a miss from 33 yards in this past Sunday's 39-36 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Denver Broncos are poised to take a look at some potential veteran...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. Broncos pass on letting Brandon McManus kick

    Jeff Legwold

    ST. LOUIS -- When the Denver Broncos released kicker Matt Prater in early October and chose to stick with Brandon McManus, Prater was coming off a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy with a hefty contract in tow. Th...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  9. John Fox on Matt Prater: 'I care about him'

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said Wednesday he's happy former Broncos kicker Matt Prater has gotten another chance to play in the NFL after Prater signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. Earlier Wednesday, Prater o...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  10. Matt Prater of Detroit Lions went to rehab for alcohol abuse

    Michael Rothstein

    During his four-game suspension from the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, new Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater spent time at a rehabilitation facility for treatment for his alcohol addiction.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  11. Detroit Lions sign K Matt Prater to a one-year deal

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have found their third kicker of the season, signing former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater to a one-year deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  12. Broncos take risk with Matt Prater's release

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There are times when John Elway the football executive looks every bit like the go-for-it, take-the-risk-to-get-the-reward guy he was as a Hall of Fame quarterback. And Friday, when the Denver Broncos released their Pro Bowl ki...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  13. Notes: Giants pick up extra draft pick

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants will have an extra seventh-round draft pick next spring, thanks to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos surprisingly released kicker Matt Prater on Friday, sticking with Brandon McManus instead. The Giants t...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  14. Denver Broncos release kicker Matt Prater

    Jeff Legwold

    Denver Broncos release kicker Matt Prater, who is coming off a four-game suspension.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2014
  15. Broncos in relative good health for opener

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- After two high-profile player suspensions -- kicker Matt Prater and wide receiver Wes Welker -- forced some roster changes, the Denver Broncos closed out the bulk of their preparations for Sunday night's opener against the Indiana...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  16. Suspensions ruin Broncos' quiet summer

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- For the second time in less than a week, the Denver Broncos have a starter facing league discipline to open the season. A team that had coveted a quiet summer has had anything but that as the regular-season opener approaches. T...

    Blog | September 02, 2014