The Lions are finalizing a deal with Bullock, according to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter). Bullock spent the past four seasons as the Bengals’ kicker.
Bullock, 31, has bounced around the league a bit. But for the most part, he has kicked in Houston and Cincinnati. Bullock spent the first three years of his career with the Texans. However, Houston cut Bullock early in the 2015 season. After he bounced between the workout circuit and gigs with the Giants, Jets and Steelers, the Bengals stabilized his career late in the 2016 season.
The Bengals signed Bullock to an extension in 2018, and he played out that deal. Bullock made at least 80% of his field goals in each of his four Cincy seasons, though his make rate dropped to 81% last season. While Bullock may not have Prater’s range, he was more accurate last season and has held a steady role for several years now.
Prater kicked with the Lions from 2014-20, making one Pro Bowl. But he committed to rejoin one of his former special teams coordinators in Arizona on Wednesday night.
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