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Published on 07/06/2012 at Fri Jul 06 17:21.
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In 2007, the Denver Broncos signed kicker Matt Prater off the Miami Dolphin‘s practice squad.  Five years later, Prater is the team’s starting kicker and just signed a four-year deal with the team.

Now he can move out of the hotel he has been staying in since signing with the team five years ago.

“I’m actually in the process of looking for a condo or townhouse, because I’ve actually lived in a hotel for the last five years,” Prater said in a radio interview with CJ and Kreckman on 102.3 The Ticket on Friday afternoon.  “So I’m excited about moving out of the hotel.”

Prater went on to say he lived in a hotel for so long because he had signed back-to-back one-year contracts earlier in his career and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of moving if Denver moved on from him.  He’s now locked up through the 2015 season though, so he can move into a more permanent abode.

With $4.25 million of his $13M deal with the Broncos fully guaranteed, Prater can afford his own condo now.  The Broncos would probably like to keep Prater as far away from hotels as possible, so it’s a win-win for Prater and the team.

Quotes courtesy of  H/T to IAOFM.

  • Steve Smith

    Now he can buy the Hotel.

  • Jeffrey Koch

    Hopefully he’s smart with this money

  • Andrew Davidson

    Prater…you’re weird. And we love you. haha

  • Liz Cheatham

    Not true actually. I know him and he used to rent a condo in Centennial, then he rented with Tebow for a short while downtown, then he lived in a hotel for a short while. But not for 5 years…media exaggerates.