Broncos cut Lonie Paxton

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.