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Broncos' Prater ill, should be fine for Super Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Matt Prater missed practice all week with the flu and the Broncos kept their kicker away from the rest of the team so he didn't get everyone else sick in preparation for the Super Bowl.

"We sent him home," coach John Fox said after Saturday's practice. "He's going to be fine for the game. Hopefully he'll feel much better (today) as we prepare to fly to New Jersey."

Prater, chosen for the Pro Bowl, missed all three practices last week.

Bears: Clint Hurtt, sanctioned in the fall by the NCAA for violations committed as a Miami assistant, was named assistant defensive line coach. He was an assistant at Louisville last season.

Dolphins: Assistant general manager Brian Gaine became the frontrunner for Miami's GM job after the team's courtship of Patriots executive Nick Caserio apparently fizzled. Caserio was offered the position but turned it down, according to multiple reports. The team also interviewed Bucs director of player personnel Dennis Hickey and Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson.

Vikings: Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson took the same position on Mike Zimmer's staff in Minnesota, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Wilson was the Bucs' running back coach from 2002-03.

Broncos' Prater ill, should be fine for Super Bowl 01/25/14 [Last modified: Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:15am]
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