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Inside the Denver Broncos’ Roster: The Specialists

Article By on 20th July, 2009

... one of the most overlooked but most important areas of any and every NFL team:  the special teams unit.

In 2008, Denver Broncos fans looked at this area of the team with an eye of uncertainty. Not only were the Broncos going to feature a brand new punter, but longtime kicker and future Ring of Famer Jason Elam bolted town for the Atlanta Falcons.

Since the rest of Denver's 2008 squad had the youth theme in common, Mike Shanahan must have seen fit to hire two very youthful replacements at the kicker and punter positions, so he did.

Late in the 2007 season, the Broncos brought in rookie Matt Prater to be their kickoff specialist since clearly Jason Elam's leg had lost some power. 

The rookie out of Central Florid...

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