Lonie Pacton celebrates a game-winning field goal against the San Diego Chargers. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Broncos Long Snapper Lonie Paxton Could Be Out


There’s a guy on this Denver Broncos roster that you won’t notice until he makes a mistake.

That guy is 12-year veteran long snapper Lonie Paxton.Until a field goal is missed or a snap sails over Britton Colquitt’s head, Paxton goes unnoticed. He prefers it that way.

However, his status for Saturday’s game is up in the air due to a family emergency.

“Right now it’s a family matter, and our thoughts and prayers are with he and his family,” John Fox said. “He’ll be day-to-day just like all our injuries.”

Paxton played for the Patriots from 2000-2008, snapping for Adam Vinatieri’s nine game winning field goals. That includes snapping for his 48-yard game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Paxton is the glue that holds the kicking game together. He’s the peanut butter between the bread, the hot dog between the bun, the cream between the oreo cookies.

If he is unable to play against his former team, who will go?

“We’ll answer that day-to-day,” Fox said. “Like any position on the team, we’re well prepared.”

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  • Jim Wiehoff

    Ouch! I think many fans are unaware what an important special teams position the long snapper is…its a unique skill set and hard to replace…especially in keeping good timing in the kicking game,

  • jonescollectables

    I have family that is close with Lonie and his wife, she is expecting and I hope this has nothing to do with her pregnancy….a prayer or two wouldn’t hurt.

  • Jim Wiehoff

    Ouch! I think many fans are unaware what an important special teams position the long snapper is…its a unique skill set and hard to replace…especially in keeping good timing in the kicking game,

  • jonescollectables

    I have family that is close with Lonie and his wife, she is expecting and I hope this has nothing to do with her pregnancy….a prayer or two wouldn’t hurt.