Found January 13, 2012 on Projo Pats Blog:
By Mike McDermottFormer Patriot long snapper Lonie Paxton won't play for the Broncos in tomorrow's playoff game, the team announced today. Paxton has missed practice all week due to personal reasons. Paxton is the only long snapper on the Broncos' active roster, so his absence could have a major impact in the game. Paxton's replacement could be another former Patriot, Russ Hochstein, who has some past experience from his days in New England. The Broncos will also be without wide receiver Eric Decker, who hurt his knee in last week's victory against the Steelers. Veteran safety Brian Dawkins is considered doubtful with a neck injury. Dawkins has not practiced all week. Four other Broncos -- safety David Bruton (Achilles), defensive end Elvis Dumervil (ankle), tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) and linebacker Von Miller (thumb) -- are probable. All four had full participation in practice on Friday. For the Patriots, 13 players had limited participation in practice a...

Broncos long snapper Paxton to miss Saturday's game

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...

Broncos LS Paxton's wife experiencing pregnancy complications

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.

Lonie Paxton stays back to care for his wife

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...

Paxton missing game to care for wife

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…

Broncos to be without WR Eric Decker and LS Lonie Paxton…

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...

Broncos WR Decker ruled out against Patriots

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker has been ruled out of Saturday's playoff game against the New England Patriots. Decker suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in last week's overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was hurt when Steelers linebacker James Harrison hit his left knee on an incomplete pass. Decker was Denver's leading receiver this season...

Daily Links – Talkin’ ’bout Willis

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...

Dawkins, Decker inactive for Broncos

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...

Broncos sign new long-snapper for Pats game

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.

On the Broncos’ new long snapper: David Binn

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...

Broncos WR Decker out for Pats tilt; Safety Dawkins doubtful

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.
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