The Denver Broncos may have a brewing -- and uncommon -- controversy in their special teams department. According to The Denver Post, kicker Matt Prater is skipping the team's offseason workouts. The Broncos placed the franchise tag on their long-time place kicker this offseason, an action for which the kicker did not particularly express gratitude.
But according to Prater's agent, skipping the OTAs is not meant as a message to the Broncos leadership:
"There’s no message, it’s voluntary," said Frank Bauer, Prater’s agent.
And since he has not yet signed the franchise tender, Prater would additionally need to sign a waiver to participate in the OTAs:
Matt Prater not reporting to offseason workouts not a surprise. He'd have to sign a waiver to work out there at all. #Broncos— BroncoTalk (@BroncoTalk) May 15, 2012
The 28-year-old Prater owns a 78.4% field goal percentage, including an impressive 10 for 13 from beyond 50 yards.