Lombardi: Brady Time
Tebowmania has taken the sports world by storm, but there's another slightly notable QB in Saturday night's game: Tom Brady. Mike Lombardi expects to see the Pats at their best; plus more notes. **More ...**
Dawkins (neck) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game, though he did not practice Friday.
"He's way further along this week than he was last week, and we'll play it by ear," Fox said at the time. "When he gets cleared medically, we'll have him out there."
Long-snapper Lonie Paxton has been ruled out for non-injury related reasons as he has been dealing with a family issue all week.
The Broncos signed long-time long snapper David Binn on Friday to replace Paxton. Binn, who turns 40 next month, spent 17 seasons with the division rival San Diego Chargers from 1994-2010, appearing in 256 regular season games, a dozen playoff games and one Pro Bowl. The Chargers cut ties with Binn in August because of questions about his durability.
Right guard Chris Kuper was Paxton's backup during the regular season but he broke his left leg two weeks ago and was placed on injured reserve.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.