Eagles re-sign long snapper Lovato to deal through 2023 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to NBC Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed their long snapper Rick Lovato to a multi-year extension. He is now signed through the 2023 season with Tuesday’s announcement.

He previously signed a one-year deal with the Eagles in February. He was slated to become a free agent at the end of this season before reaching this agreement.

Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato celebrates a third quarter touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2018 NFC Championship game
Rick Lovato celebrates a third quarter touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2018 NFC Championship game (Getty Images)

Maybe with this move, two more moves are coming down the pike. According to Spotrac, Eagles kicker Jake Elliott and punter Cameron Johnson are scheduled to be free agents at the end of the season.

With the extension of Lovato, one has to think that the Eagles may keep the special teams core together for more seasons to come.

He joined the team in December 2016 when he was signed by the Eagles to replace Jon Dorenbos when he broke his wrist.

The following summer after Lovato performed well enough to earn the job, Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints. However, due to a heart condition that Dorenbos credits saved his life, he has never played again in the NFL.

Since joining the Birds, he has appeared in 45 games with the franchise. He also made five appearances in the playoffs, including being a part of the first-ever Eagles team to win the Super Bowl, when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

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