The Philadelphia Eagles on Monday traded long snapper Jon Dorenbos to the New Orleans Saints for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 29, 2017
The Eagles signed Dorenbos in November 2006 and he’s been with the team ever since. He’s been selected to two Pro Bowls and the 37-year-old was the Eagles’ longest-tenured player.
“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,” Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said via the team’s official website. “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 missed the final three games of last season following wrist surgery but started 16 games in each of the previous nine seasons with the Eagles.
“We have the utmost respect for his consistency and his relentless commitment to winning over the last 11 seasons,” said Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman. “We all remember adding him to the team in 2006 and winning six straight games to win the division and a playoff game. He is a genuine class act who has positively influenced the lives of so many through his community work and his motivational speaking.”
The Saints signed long snapper Justin Drescher on Aug. 6 after parting ways with Thomas Gafford and Chase Dominguez. Drescher was still on the Saints roster as of Monday.