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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Broncos put trust in former Charger

By Bill Williamson

I arrived in the Boston area early Saturday morning and wanted to catch up on some news that occurred during my travels Friday:

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Interesting move by Denver by signing David Binn. The longest-tenured San Diego Charger of all time is now a key figure in Denver’s playoff run. Binn will be the Broncos’ long-snapper Saturday night at New England. Binn played 17 seasons for the Chargers — but hasn’t seen the field since the first week of the 2010 season.

Binn replaces Lonie Paxton, who is out for an undisclosed personal reason. He missed the entire week of practice.

The pressure will be on Binn. Heavy underdogs, the Broncos can’t make many mistakes at New England. Binn is one of the most accomplished long-snappers in the history of the NFL, but he will be fighting the rust Saturday night.

Meanwhile, as expected, Denver receiver Eric Decker is out with a knee injury. Safety Brian Dawkins is doubtful with a neck injury.