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Broncos Trim Roster Down To 75 Players, Release LS Lonie Paxton And 12 Others

The Denver Broncos trimmed their roster down to 75 players on Monday, as veteran long snapper Lonie Paxton and 12 other men were cut loose by the team in the latest round of roster adjustments.

The 34-year-old Paxton, winner of three Super Bowl titles with the New England Patriots, is a 13-year veteran of the league who never once missed a game for the Broncos from 2009-2011. He was released by the organization in order to reach the NFL-mandated limit of 75 men this week, while the other 12 players cut -- including former Michigan State wide receiver Mark Dell -- were all placed on waivers.

The Broncos also said goodbye to five undrafted rookies from the 2012 class on Monday, as Elliot Coffey, Anthony Miller, Anthony Perkins, Mike Remmers and Austin Wuebbels were among the large group placed on waivers. The team will still need to cut down to 53 players in the near future, but it's clear Paxton's release comes as quite a shock considering his track record as a proven NFL veteran.

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