AFC West: Xavier Omon

Broncos cut Lonie Paxton

August, 27, 2012
Long snapper Lonie Paxton highlighted the list of 12 players the Denver Broncos cut to get down to 75 on Monday. The 53-man cut-down date is Friday.

Paxton was one of Josh McDaniels’ first signings in Denver after playing for him in New England in 2009. The 12-year veteran has been solid for Denver and there were no indications he was going to be cut. Undrafted rookie Aaron Brewer is set to take over as Denver’s long snapper.

The other players Denver cut are: linebacker Elliot Coffey, receiver Mark Dell, receiver Cameron Kenney, tight end Anthony Miller, defensive end Cyril Obiozor, running back Xavier Omon, safety Anthony Perkins, tackle Mike Remmers, cornerback Ramzee Robinson, fullback Austin Sylvester and guard Austin Wuebbels.

Omon’s release was a bit of surprise. He had a strong game against Chicago on Aug. 9 and there was a chance he would make the roster. His release could be a good sign for 2009 first-round pick Knowshon Moreno. He is on the bubble but he played well Sunday against San Francisco.

The team placed defensive end Jason Hunter on the injured reserve. He tore a tricep earlier in camp. He will likely be ready by December, but the team deemed it too risky to save a roster spot for him.

Evening AFC West notes

August, 31, 2011
This is a must read.’s Elizabeth Merrill has an emotional look at the incredible story of the Chargers’ Ogemdi Nwagbuo and his new-found brother, Xavier Omon of the San Francisco 49ers. The family members will face each other in a preseason finale Thursday that is far from meaningless to them. Please check it out.
  • Kelvin Hayden had been connected to Oakland by media reports earlier this month. He has now signed with Atlanta. I think the fact that Oakland signed veteran cornerback Lito Sheppard last week showed the Raiders weren't overly interested in Hayden.
  • Here are some Raiders’ practice notes. The highlights include a feisty Hue Jackson and tight end Kevin Boss saying he hopes his knee is healed enough for him to play at Denver in 12 days. Also, Jackson backed off his earlier claim that rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor will play Friday at Seattle. Jackson said he has not made his final decision, but reading between the lines I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t play.
  • The Raiders claimed linebacker Jeremy Leman off waivers from the Chargers. He was cut Tuesday. The Raiders could continue to look for linebackers after Saturday’s cuts. Leman played for Oakland defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan in the UFL.
  • The San Diego Union Tribune takes a stab at the guessing what will be the Chargers’ 53-man roster come Saturday.