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 and are listed as que...