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  Broncos | Make roster moves    Mon Aug 27, 04:27 PM

The Denver Broncos waived LB Elliot Coffey, WR Mark Dell, WR Cameron Kenney, TE Anthony Miller, DE Cyril Obiozor, RB Xavier Omon, S Anthony Perkins, T Mike Remmers, CB Ramzee Robinson, FB Austin Sylvester, and G Austin Wuebbels Monday, Aug. 27. The team also announced DE Jason Hunter (undisclosed) was placed on Injured Reserve and S Lonie Paxton was released.

Footballguys view: Omon was a bit of a surprise here given how he performed in camp and earlier in the preseason. He's bounced around the league quite a bit since 2008 and may be done playing football in the NFL.

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  Broncos | Battle for a final roster spot amongst RBs?    Tue Jul 31, 02:59 PM

Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee), Lance Ball, Jeremiah Johnson, Xavier Omon and Mario Fannin could be fighting for one final roster spot amongst running backs if rookie RB Ronnie Hillman lands the No. 2 running back role behind RB Willis McGahee.

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  Browns | Sign two RBs to practice squad    Wed Sep 14, 12:47 PM

The Cleveland Browns have signed RBs Xavier Omon and Will Ta'ufo'ou to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: Omon is a strong inside runner who can be a workhorse if need be. He's not quick or elusive, but his initial burst is fast enough. Omon has bounced around the league and is unlikely to make the active roster unless injuries hit in front of him on the depth chart.

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  49ers | Add seven to practice squad    Mon Sep 5, 12:07 AM

The San Francisco 49ers added C Chase Beeler, OT Derek Hall, WR Joseph Hastings, CB Cory Nelms, RB Xavier Omon, TE Konrad Reuland and LB Monte Simmons to the practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: Omon has bounced around the league a little bit during his short pro career but showed some good potential this preseason. He's an instinctive runner who wins collisions and can grind down a defense. While not flashy, Omon knows how to set up defenders with subtle moves.

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  49ers | Trim roster down to 53 players    Sat Sep 3, 09:23 PM

The San Francisco 49ers released CB Phillip Adams, C Chase Beeler, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, DL Brian Bulcke, FB Jack Corcoran, CB Phillip Davis, OT Derek Hall, WR Joseph Hastings, WR Chris Hogan, WR Ronald Johnson, LB Alex Joseph, TE Nate Lawrie, WR Lance Long, FS Chris Maragos, CB Cory Nelms, RB Xavier Omon, TE Konrad Reuland, LB Kenny Rowe, DL Sealver Siliga, LB Monte Simmons, SS Curtis Taylor, DB Anthony West and OG Tony Wragge Saturday, Sept 3.

Footballguys view: Johnson was a favorite of new 49ers WR coach John Morton, but he made too many mistakes in camp and the preseason to last.

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  49ers | Xavier Omon battling for roster spot    Sun Aug 21, 01:21 AM

San Francisco 49ers Xavier Omon carried 14 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in the preseason win Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Oakland Raiders. He is still seen as a longshot for a roster spot.

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  49ers | Sign RB Xavier Omon, 3 others to future contracts    Tue Jan 4, 01:04 PM

Adam Caplan, from Fox Sports, reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed RB Xavier Omon, WRs Kevin Jurovich and Lance Long, and OT Nick Howell to future contracts.

Footballguys view: Omon is the only four-time 1,500 yard rusher in the history of college football, but has bounced around the league the last few years. He is a strong inside runner with a nose for the end zone. We'll see if he can make the most of his opportunity with the 49ers.

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  Jets | Two players added to practice squad    Wed Sep 29, 01:16 PM

The New York Jets have signed free-agent RB Xavier Omon (Seahawks) and OG Chad Rinehart (Redskins) to their practice squad, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

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  Seahawks | Omon waived    Tue Apr 6, 10:37 PM

The Sports Network reports the Seattle Seahawks have waived RB Xavier Omon.

Footballguys view: X-Man has now been bounced from two different teams. It looks like Omon just doesn't have the quickness to hang in the NFL. He is very instinctive, and a natural RB (4x 1,500 rusher in college) but Omon doesn't have the burst to make the most out of the rushing lanes he gets in the NFL. He may get a look in another camp.

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  Seahawks | Six signed to future contracts     Wed Jan 6, 12:32 AM

Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed free agents WR Patrick Carter, LB Anthony Heygood, WR Mike X. Jones, RB Xavier Omon, TE Jason Pociask and CB DeAngelo Willingham to future contracts.

Footballguys view: Xavier Omon is the player to watch here. When he was with the Bills last season it looked like he didn't have the burst to hang in the NFL. However, this season in limited playing time he seemed to be more aggressive and effective as a runner. The 4-time 1,500 yard rusher from Northwest Missouri State now finds himself on a team that needs a bigger back on the roster. Both Julius Jones and Justin Forsett are smaller backs that could wear down with increased playing time. If Omon can impress the coaching staff he could be the Seahawks short-yardage/power back in 2010.

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  Seahawks | Omon signed to practice squad    Thu Nov 19, 06:32 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent RB Xavier Omon (Bills) to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: Omon could get the call-up and significant work if something happens to Justin Forsett, because he is a lot better suited to run between the tackles than Louis Rankin.

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  Bills | Omon waived    Wed Nov 11, 06:48 PM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills have waived RB Xavier Omon.

Footballguys view: Don't be surprised if Omon latches on elsewhere in the next few weeks.

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  Bills | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 25, 03:37 PM

The Buffalo Bills have declared FS Bryan Scott, DL Chris Ellis, SS Donte Whitner, OL Jonathan Scott, TE Shawn Nelson, QB Trent Edwards, RB Xavier Omon inactive for Week 7.

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  Bills | Omon probable for Week 7    Fri Oct 23, 06:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Xavier Omon (illness) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23. He is listed as probable for Week 7 and will be able to play.

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  Bills | Omon, Kelsay probable for Week 7    Fri Oct 23, 06:47 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Xavier Omon (illness) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23. He is listed as probable for Week 7 and will be able to play.

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  Bills | Four injured players practicing Friday    Fri Oct 23, 11:44 AM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DT Kyle Williams (shoulder), CB Terrence McGee (knee), RB Xavier Omon (illness) and DE Chris Kelsay (eye) are practicing Friday, Oct. 23.

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  Bills | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 18, 03:36 PM

The Buffalo Bills have declared FS Bryan Scott, DL Chris Ellis, CB Ellis Lankster, QB Gibran Hamdan, OL Jonathan Scott, WR Roscoe Parrish, SS Todd Johnson, RB Xavier Omon inactive for Week 6.

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  Bills | Omon to receive some touches Week 1    Thu Sep 10, 03:04 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Xavier Omon will receive some touches during the team's Week 1 game because he will be the only backup running back on the roster.

Footballguys view: The Bills let veteran Dominic Rhodes go because of the potential of second-year running back Xavier Omon. Last season Omon didn't seem to have the burst or decisiveness to stick around in the NFL. This season we've seen a more confident Omon, and the results on the field are night and day from what we saw in 2008. Omon does have a nose for the endzone, and we could see him get some goalline carries.

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  Bills | Thin at tailback early in the season    Mon Sep 7, 01:41 AM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron said the team didn't make any easy moves when it came to cutting players at the deadline. In regards to running back depth, he noted he wishes the team was five-deep at running back and even said he wishes they could take seven players into a game. By releasing RB Dominic Rhodes, the Bills are down to tailbacks Fred Jackson and Xavier Omon for the first three games while Marshawn Lynch serves his suspension. 'We wish Dominic the best. He's a good player,' Jauron said of his former back.

Footballguys view: The release of Dominic Rhodes was a surprise because everyone assumed he was signed to help share the load with Fred Jackson while Marshawn Lynch was serving his suspension. Xavier Omon could be the hot waiver wire pickup of week 2 if Fred Jackson's thumb injury gets worse against New England in the season opener.

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  Bills | Omon injured Thursday    Thu Sep 3, 11:03 PM

CBSSports.com reports Buffalo Bills RB Xavier Omon (calf) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, with a calf contusion, according to head coach Dick Jauron.

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  Bills | Eight sit out Monday night    Mon Aug 17, 08:48 PM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills QB Matt Baker, WR Felton Huggins (undisclosed), CB Drayton Florence (knee), SS Bryan Scott (knee), RB Xavier Omon (undisclosed), LB Pat Thomas (undisclosed), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle) and DL Marcus E. Smith missed the team's evening practice Monday, Aug. 17.

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  Bills | Huggins, Omon practicing Friday morning    Fri Aug 14, 01:16 PM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Felton Huggins (undisclosed) and RB Xavier Omon (undisclosed) are participating in morning practice Friday, Aug. 14.

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  Bills | Omon, Youboty doing individual drills    Thu Aug 13, 08:20 PM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Xavier Omon and CB Ashton Youboty (groin) took part in individual position drills during the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 13.

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  Bills | Omon sees lots of time Sunday    Mon Aug 10, 09:16 AM

Lindsay Carucci, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Xavier Omon had a game-high 11 carries for 36 yards in the team's preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 9. "I thought Xavier played well," Bills head coach Jauron said. "Xavier to me ran like he's been running all year, in our OTAs and in our (training-camp practices). He ran well, he found the holes, he stayed low, he showed power, he moved some people, made some people miss. I was really pleased with Xavier Omon."

Footballguys view: Omon was playing 11 pounds lighter than his weight on 233 last year, and he looked quicker, but just as strong. His performance last night will go a long way toward helping him make the team for at least the first three games while Marshawn Lynch is suspended.

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