Broncos place kicker Matt Prater on IR

Updated: December 23, 2010, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have placed kicker Matt Prater on injured reserve.

Prater has missed the last two games with a groin injury. Steven Hauschka has filled in, connecting on 5 of 6 field goal attempts in games at Arizona and Oakland.

In his career with the Broncos, Prater has made 71 of 87 field goal attempts, the best accuracy rate in team history for anyone with a minimum of 50 attempts.

Known for a booming leg, Prater has made nine field goals of 50 or more yards in his career, including two this season.

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