Lions Working Out Kickers Matt Prater, Connor Barth & Jay Feely Tuesday


ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that former Cardinals kicker Jay Feely will be in attendance for the Lions kicking tryout and adds that former Broncos K Matt Prater will also be among the players working out.

Denver released Prater on Friday, just a few days after he was reinstated from his four-game suspension.

Prater, 30, was entering the third year of his four-year, $13 million contract that included $4.25 million guaranteed before he was cut loose, so there was clearly a financial incentive for the Broncos to move forward with rookie Brandon McManus

Last season, Prater converted 96.2 percent of his field goal attempts and was 25-26 overall.


The Detroit Lions have already announced the release K Alex Henery after he missed three field goals against the Bills on Sunday.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Detroit has another kicker workout scheduled for Tuesday, so they should have a replacement in place at some point tomorrow.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Cardinals kicker Jay Feely will be among the those in attendance on Tuesday.

  • Rapoport mentions that Lions P Sam Martin handles kickoffs, so Feely is just needed to kick field goals and extra points.

There has been a lot of speculation that the Lions could sign former Broncos kick Matt Prater now that he has been released, but there has yet to be a confirmation of him trying out for the team.

Other available kickers include: Connor Barth, Rian LindellDavid Akers, and Garrett Hartley.

Feely, 38, was cut loose by the Cardinals close to a month ago. He has since worked out for the Titans, but there has been limited interest for the most part.

Last year, Feely converted 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts and was 3 out of 5 from 50 yards or more.

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