PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– The Philadelphia Eagles have traded LS Jon Dorenbos to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 7th-round pick in 2019, the organization announced on Monday night.
Dorenbos spent his first three years in the league with Buffalo and Tennessee before signing with the Eagles late in 2006.
“Jon is one of the most inspiring people I have ever known. He gave everything that he had to this organization for more than a decade, but his legacy in Philadelphia goes far beyond his performance on the field, his Pro Bowl selections or the consecutive games streak,” said Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles Chairman/CEO. “His true impact is measured by the number of people in this city that he connected with, the lives he has been able to change and the courage he displays every day after battling such tremendous adversity as a child.”
Dorenbos originally came to Philadelphia following an in-season injury to LS Mike Bartrum and served as the team’s long snapper for the final five games of the 2006 regular season and both of the team’s playoff contests.
“These are always hard decisions to make, especially with a player like Jon who has so much respect from the coaches, players and fans, said Head Coach Doug Pederson. “On a personal level, it has been a pleasure to work with him and get to know him over the last few years. He’s as tough and reliable as they come. We appreciate everything he has done for this organization and in the community and at the same time we are excited for him to be able to continue his career with the Saints.”
Dorenbos’ 162 regular-season appearances rank as the sixth-highest total in franchise history.