The Eagles traded long snapper Jon Dorenbos to the Saints on Monday night for a 2019 seventh-round pick, parting ways with their longest-tenured player and one of the most organization’s most popular figures, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Dorenbos, 37, signed with the Eagles late in 2006. He twice went to the Pro Bowl and played in a franchise-record 162 consecutive games. It’s the sixth-most games played in franchise history. He also became a fan favorite off the field, popular for his magic and inspirational story to reach the NFL. Dorenbos won the Eagles’ Ed Block Courage Award in 2008 and was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2016.
“Jon is one of the most inspiring people I have ever known,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “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. 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. Jon’s enthusiasm and positive outlook are contagious; he’s one of the most genuine, caring people you could ever meet. I speak on behalf of the entire organization when I say we are incredibly proud to have called him an Eagle and our doors are always open to him in the future.”
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