The Denver Broncos signed Binn on Friday after Lonie Paxton was ruled out of their divisional playoff game against New England so he could continue dealing with a family issue.|||||||
Binn spent 17 seasons with the division rival San Diego Chargers, appearing in 256 regular season games, a dozen playoff games and one Pro Bowl.
The Chargers decided Tuesday to release the 39-year-old Binn, the only player left from both their 1994 Super Bowl team and Bobby Beathard's tenure as general manager.|||||||
Coach Norv Turner said Binn's release was due to a combination of Mike Windt having an outstanding camp and questions about Binn's durability.
Binn was placed on injured reserve after injuring his hamstring in Monday night's season opener at Kansas City.|||||||
Binn was the longest-tenured Chargers player.
Binn signed a four-year contract on Monday that will keep him with the San Diego Chargers through 2011. The 36-year-old long snapper is entering his 15th season with San Diego.|||||||
Binn was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl squad after the 2007 season. Binn has played 223 regular-season games, most in team history, missing just one game in 14 years. Binn has played 151 consecutive regular season and postseason games going back to 1998. He's also been in the most playoff games in team history with nine. This year he'll tie Russ Washington and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts for the most seasons with the Chargers with 15.
Long snapper David Binn was added to the Pro Bowl roster as the AFC's "need" player, making him the 11th Chargers player selected for the game in Honolulu.|||||||
Binn, the longest-tenured Chargers player with 13 seasons, will be playing in his first Pro Bowl. He has played in a team-record 207 straight games.