Originally posted on Denver Post  |  Last updated 1/14/12

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 outpouring of support out there,” said Paul Sheehy, Paxton’s Littleton-based agent.

To replace Paxton as snapper on punts, extra points and field goals for the game Saturday night in Foxborough, Mass., the Broncos signed long-time San Diego Chargers’ specialist David Binn. The 39-year-old Binn had snapped every game for 16 seasons _ 256 games in all _ for the Chargers until he was released in training camp this year. He has been out of work since but he will snap for the Broncos tonight against the Patriots.

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