Matt Prater will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

This is an alcohol-related suspension. Prater has been in the league's substance abuse program since a 2011 DUI arrest and obviously, he recently fell off the wagon. He has been one of the best kickers in the league over the past few seasons and will be eligible to return on October 12. The Broncos will likely look outside the organization to replace him for the first four games.ANALYST: David Kerr