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Published on 02/27/2009 at Fri Feb 27 12:27.
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According to several sources Pats Long Snapper Lonie Paxton has agreed to terms with Denver.

UPDATE: The Post is reporting Paxton’s deal makes him the second-highest paid long snapper. It’s a five-year, $5.3 million dollar deal. That all but wraps up Mike Leach’s time in Denver folks.

A reliable long snapper, Paxton snapped nine of Adam Vinatieri‚Äôs game winning field goals over the past four seasons. Paxton’s consistency helped the Patriots set a franchise record by hitting an NFL-best 94% of their field goals (31-of-33) in 2004. Including a 48-for-48 performance on extra points, the trio of Paxton, kicker Adam Vinatieri and holder Josh Miller produced 79 successful kicks in 81 attempts (97.5%).

And, who can forget that beautiful snow angel he made in the endzone after Adam kicked the field goal in overtime that gave the Patriots the playoff victory over the Raiders which put them in the 2001 AFC championship game.

Anyone that makes snow angles on the Raiders can be bad, right?

  • jdkchem

    So Mike Leach is gone?

  • Boisebroncoguy

    I don’t know but I think we are guaranteed a spot in the Super Bowl now!

  • Ryan M.

    I like Leach BOOO we’re not the NE Patriots West

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Jonathan Douglas

    Leach isn’t gone – he will just need to compete this year. :)

    Really, I think this is simply the case of players that know our new Head Coach that want to play for him.

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Jonathan Douglas

    UPDATE: The Post is reporting Paxton’s deal makes him the second-highest paid long snapper. It’s a five-year, $5.3 million dollar deal. That all but wraps up Mike Leach’s time in Denver folks.

  • soxbigdog

    He had to have been McDaniel’s drinking buddy in New England.. otherwise I can’t see spending ANY money on a long snapper

  • OC Bronco

    WTF? I don’t understand why we make this guy #2 paid LS. Granted this is an important niche, but Leach has been near perfect for us. How much was Leach costing? Had to be less. If not, I am over it and who cares.
    This has about as much impact as the rest of our signings so far… Ho Hum.

  • Awesome, Austin

    I had to read it three times to understand what the hell position the LS was…make some read moves!

  • http://birty.blogspot.com mikebirty

    This is strange. I mean not as strange as signing a back up linebacker from Seattle and expecting them to start. Just seems like a waste of cap space to me. It wasn’t exactly a need was it? Unless they can get a 7th for Leach. Wasn’t it about 8 months ago when he was featured in a “best players in the NFL” article?