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Broncos Release Veteran Long-Snapper Lonie Paxton

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Long snapper Lonie Paxton of the Broncos prepares to snap the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sept. 1, 2011 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Long snapper Lonie Paxton of the Broncos prepares to snap the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sept. 1, 2011 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran long-snapper Lonie Paxton in their first round of roster cuts.

Former coach Josh McDaniels brought Paxton with him to Denver from New England in 2009, signing him to a five-year, $5.53 million deal that called for him to make $875,000 this season and $885,000 next year.

The 13-year pro was supplanted by rookie Aaron Brewer, a 6-foot-5 undrafted free agent from San Diego State.

The Broncos also waived wide receivers Mark Dell and Cameron Kenney, tight end Anthony Miller, running back Xavier Omon, fullback Austin Sylvester, tackle Mike Remmers, guard Austin Wuebbels, linebacker Eliot Coffey, defensive end Cyril Obiozor, safety Anthony Perkins and cornerback Ramzee Robinson.

Defensive end Jason Hunter was placed on injured reserve with a torn right triceps.

- By Arnie Stapleton, AP Sports Writer

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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