Dorenbos needs heart surgery

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Long snapper Jon Dorenbos may be forced to miss the 2017 season — and may be forced to retire. Dorenbos, who was acquired by the New Orleans Saints via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles this summer, has an aortic aneurysm.

He will need surgery, according to Saints head coach Sean Payton. The team is expected to bring in several players to replace him.

Jon Dorenbos talking to Drew Brees (Getty Images)

Jon Dorenbos talking to Drew Brees (Getty Images)

The team will place Dorenbos on the non-football injury list.

This was not found in the initial physical, which completed the deal. However, it was discovered by Saints doctor John Amoss in a pre-existing condition.

“It’s a pretty serious condition that will require surgery,” Payton said.

This was going to be Dorenbos’ 15th season in the NFL. During his career, he has appeared in 201 games.

He began his NFL journey with the Buffalo Bills after being an undrafted free agent in 2003. He then spent two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, before spending more than a decade with the Eagles, beginning in 2006.

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