Lions re-sign Matt Prater to three-year, $9M extension

It isn't Ndamukong Suh, but the Detroit Lions have re-signed one of their own.

The Lions announced Friday that the team inked kicker Matt Prater to a three-year contract extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $9 million, per a source informed of the situation.

Prater landed in Detroit in October after spending the majority of his career with the Broncos, where he earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2013 and emerged as one of the league's most effective kickers. Prater was released by Denver last season after being hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Post-suspension, Prater brought consistency to a Detroit kicking game that previously suffered through a string of disastrous adventures. He finished the season 21-of-26 on field goals in the regular season before going 2-of-2 in the playoffs.

The re-signing makes plenty of sense for a Lions team with the requisite talent for another run at the NFC North in 2015.

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