08:07 AM ET 07.04 | Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be running backs -- if they can kick, that is. Veteran running backs are having it rough these days. And the muscle-bound ball carriers are getting dirt kicked in their faces by the 98-pound weaklings. The contract signed Monday by Broncos kicker Matt Prater proves once again that first-tier kickers are getting paid as much or more than second-tier running backs. Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Prater received a four-year, $13 million deal, with $4.25 million fully guaranteed. He also can make an extra $350,000 in 2013, 2014, and 2015 if he makes the All-Pro team in 2012, 2013, and 2014, respectively.