By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles traded long-snapper Jon Dorenbos to the New Orleans Saints. In exchange, a 2019 seventh-round pick comes back to the City of Brotherly Love.
This is one is several moves that Eagles have made in the past several days to potentially clear room for their 53-man roster. The team will have to make their final roster decisions this weekend.
Dorenbos had been with the past for more than the past decade. The 37-year-old was with the team since the 2006 season.
“This was one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make as an organization, not only because of his stellar performance on the field for so many years, but also because of the relationships he has within the organization and the connection he has with our fans and the Philadelphia community,” Eagles Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman said.
Dorenbos had made a 162 straight starts for the team before being injured late in the 2016 season. He missed the final three games of the season.
Rick Lovato replaced him in those games. The organization is hoping that the special teams unit will not miss a beat without Dorenbos making the key special teams snaps.
Brent Celek is now the longest-tenured Eagles player. The 32-year-old joined the franchise in 2007 when he was drafted.
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