Lonie Paxton during play against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Denver Broncos Make Cuts, Long Snapper Lonie Paxton Waived


The mandatory first roster cut was looming for the Denver Broncos. There were so many great stories on this year’s squad that it’s hard to see hardworking players go.

The Broncos had to trim their roster to 75 players Monday by 2:00 PM MST, and John Fox, John Elway, and the rest of the Broncos coaching staff made the decision. The following are no longer with the Broncos:

Lonie Paxton (long snapper)

Elliot Coffey (linebacker)

Mark Dell (wide receiver)

Cameron Kenney (wide receiver)

Anthony Miller (tight end)

Cyril Obiozor (defensive end)

Xavier Omon (running back)

Anthony Perkins (safety)

Mike Remmers (tackle)

Ramzee Robinson (cornerback)

Austin Sylvester (fullback)

Austin Wuebbels (guard)

The surprise here is Lonie Paxton. Paxton has been in the league for 13 years, and he’s played in every game with the Broncos for the three seasons he’s been with the team. The Broncos made this cut to save $700,000. The team will rely on rookie Aaron Brewer as long snapper.

For me, the heartbreaker is the team cutting running back Xavier Omon. Omon showed a lot of promise in week one when he led the Broncos in rushing with 7 carries for 36 yards and 1 touchdown. His practice squad eligibility has expired.

The Broncos must trim their roster from 75 to 53 by 7:00 PM Friday.

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