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The Denver Broncos announced the release of Lonnie Paxton and the waiver of eleven other players, including fan favorite Xavier Omon.
On Monday, the Broncos released LS Lonie Paxton and waived 11 others to reach the 75-man roster limit: dbron.co/zu
— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) August 27, 2012
Of Xavier Omon, John Fox offered,
“Unfortunately, you can’t keep 10 of them(running backs). I like Xavier. He’s a great kid, gave great effort.”
Cut days are always rough. It’s never fun for us fans to watch guys have to go on elsewhere to continue trying to fulfill their NFL dream. We wish them the best of luck!
Here is a full list of today’s roster moves:
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The Denver Broncos are going to have to send a lot more players packing before opening day. A quick look at the roster shows they still have six running backs on the roster, even after parting ways with Xavier Omon. Other positions are similarly crowded, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. [DenverBroncos.com]
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