Posted Fri Feb 27th by Jonathan Douglas
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’s 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?