The Eagles announced that they have extended the contract of long snapper Jon Dorenbos. The new deal will take him through the 2019 season.
Dorenbos’ deal comes on the heels of an extension for fellow special teamer Chris Maragos. Maragos’ deal also locks him up through ’19.
After going undrafted out of UTEP, Dorenbos joined the Bills prior to the 2003 season. Eventually, he found his way to the Eagles when long snapper Mike Bartrum suffered a career-ending neck injury. Since then, Dorenbos has earned two Pro Bowl nods and now stands as the team’s longest tenured player. If Dorenbos plays out this contract, he would set record for most games played in Eagles history and tie Chuck Bednarik for most seasons, as Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets.
Dorenbos recently received some attention for his second greatest talent – magic. This year, he appeared on America’s Got Talent and wound up finishing third in the competition. Just this week, he returned to national television with a spot on Ellen, as detailed by NBC10.
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