The Detroit Lions found their Matt Prater replacement in a hurry. Less than 24 hours after Prater agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, the Lions are finalizing a deal with kicker Randy Bullock, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
In Bullock, the Lions are getting a nine-year NFL veteran. For the past four seasons, Bullock has been kicking for the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s made 82.3 percent of his kicks over his career, which is a pretty solid number considering he’s replacing Prater, who has an 83.2 percent mark for his career. Last year, Bullock had one of his poorer seasons, converting on just 80.8 percent of field goals, including two misses from fewer than 40 yards.
Bullock doesn’t quite have the power that Prater brings. His longest career kick is 57 yards, and he’s only five of 11 on kicks from 53 yards or longer.
At this point, contract details are not out yet for Bullock, but he is expected to compete with Matthew Wright—who signed a futures deal with the Lions in January—for the kicking job in Detroit.
UPDATE: Here are the contract terms for Bullock:
For the #Lions and their new kicker Randy Bullock, it's one year, $1.5 million with $750K guaranteed, per source. Max $1.75M. https://t.co/1ezmEzksFS— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 19, 2021