Veteran kicker Matt Prater has been signed by the Detroit Lions to a one-year deal. The team announced the deal at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The Lions released Alex Henery on Monday after he missed on all three of his field goal attempts in the loss to the Bills on Sunday. Henery made one of two field goals the previous week.
Prater, 30, was released by the Denver Broncos on Friday after he served a four-game NFL suspension.
Prater, who was charged with a DUI in 2011, was in the NFL’s alcohol program and not allowed to drink. He drank beers at his home during the summer, according to many reports, and received the four-game suspension.
Prater was the most accurate field goal kicker in the NFL in 2013. He was 25 of 26 in field goal attempts for a 96.2-percent success rate.
He worked out for the Lions on Tuesday along with 38-year-old Jay Feely (Michigan) and 28-year-old Connor Barth.
In the first five games this season, Lions kickers (Henery and rookie Nate Freese) were 4-of-12 on field goal attempts.
In practice squad transactions on Tuesday, the Lions signed defensive back Mike Harris (Florida State) and released DB Josh Victorian.