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Broncos WR Decker out for Patriots game

Englewood, CO (Sports Network) - Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker has been ruled out of Saturday's divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots due to a sprained knee.

Decker was injured while attempting to catch a pass in last weekend's victory against Pittsburgh. He was hit in the knee by Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

Long snapper Lonie Paxton has also been ruled out for personal reasons.

Safety Brian Dawkins is doubtful with a neck injury. Dawkins did not practice this week and has played once in the team's last four games.

Defensive end Elvis Dumervil (ankle), linebacker Von Miller (thumb), tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) and safety David Bruton (Achilles) are listed as probable.

01/13 14:06:01 ET