Found January 13, 2012 on
The Rap Sheet:
While the Patriots are getting healthy — and have been getting healthy — the Broncos are just the opposite. In fact, they just got hit in a tough spot thanks to a personal situation with one of their players.
According to the Broncos participation report, Lonie Paxton, the former Patriots fan favorite, is out for Saturday’s game. The team has said he is dealing with a family matter and best wishes go out to him. But him being out stings, as Denver doesn’t even have a backup long snapper. Expect them to sign someone.
In addition, WR Eric Decker, who injured his knee beating the Steelers, is out. That’s not surprising. It leaves the Broncos with only one credible WR in Demaryius Thomas. Oh, and safety Brian Dawkins (neck) is doubtful.
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Denver Broncos long snapper Lonie Paxton will miss Saturday's AFC divisional round playoff game against the New England Patriots to be with his pregnant wife, who is having complications with their twins.Paxton has been away from practice all week for what the team was calling "personal reasons."Paxton and his wife have been flooded with well wishes from teammates and...
Denver Broncos long-snapper Lonie Paxton was ruled out for Saturday night's divisional round playoff game against the New England Patriots so that he could take care of his wife, who is experiencing complications related to her pregnancy.
Providence, R.I. _ Broncos long snapper Lonie Paxton is staying back from the team’s playoff game Saturday against his former New England Patriots to help care for his wife, who has been having complications with her pregnancy with twins.
Paxton wanted to reach out to Broncos fans after he and his wife have been overwhelmed with well-wishers.
“”He really appreciates the tremendous...
Eric Decker is out. It’s Matthew Willis‘ time. [Predominantly Orange]
Willis suggests the Pats‘ defense is much better than its stats indicate. [Denver Post]
The Broncos are emboldened by their upset last week, underdog status, and the early start against New England earlier in the season. [Yahoo! Sports]
If Willis McGahee stays healthy this time, they might just pull it off...
Broncos long snapper Lonie Paxton is missing his first game since 2003 so that he can stay behind in Denver and care for his pregnant wife Meghan. The former Patriots player wanted to thank Denver fans and the organization for their well wishes. Meghan is having life-threatening complications with her pregnancy with twins. “He really…
Veteran safety Brian Dawkins, one of the leaders and key players for Denver's defense, is inactive for Saturday night's game with the New England Patriots.
Dawkins missed last weekend's victory over Pittsburgh with a neck injury and has not recovered sufficiently to play in the divisional round. David Bruton was expected to start.
Also missing for the Broncos is receiver...
The Denver Broncos will be without long snapper Lonie Paxton for their divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots on Saturday night.
. Long snapper Lonie Paxton isn't at the Denver Broncos' practice for a second straight day.Click to Continue »
It's no surprise that the Denver Broncos will be without wideout Eric Decker for Saturday's division round match against the New England Patriots, but there's a chance they could veteran safety Brian Dawkins back into the mix as they face Tom Brady and the vaunted Patriots aerial attack.
The Denver Broncos signed long-time long snapper David Binn on Friday after Lonie Paxton was ruled out of their divisional playoff game against New England so he could continue dealing with a family issue.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos signed long-time long snapper David Binn on Friday after Lonie Paxton was ruled out of their divisional playoff game against New England so he could continue dealing with a family issue.
With Lonie Paxton unavailable, the Broncos today signed former San Diego Chargers’ long snapper David Binn, 39, to step into the role against New England Saturday.
Binn is renowned as one of the best at the craft in NFL history, but this is how long he was at it before the Chargers released him last summer. He was part of one of the most fun stories I’ve ever done — my Sporting...