The Detroit Lions will need a new kicker next season.
Matt Prater, the team’s kicker since 2014, has signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Prater became a free agent on Wednesday.
Prater, 36, made two Pro Bowls as a Lions kicker, as well as a slew of clutch game-winning kicks for the team over the years.
In 2020, Prater had one of his worst kicking years of his career, hitting about 75% of his field goal attempts and 92.7% of extra points.
The new Lions kicker could be on the roster already: The team signed Steelers kicker Matthew Wright to a futures contract in January.
Wright appeared in three games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020 after being elevated from their practice squad. Wright was a perfect four-for-four on field goals and seven-for-seven on extra point attempts in those contests. He originally entered the NFL with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Central Florida.