The Philadelphia Eagles announced a trade with the New Orleans Saints on Monday evening. The team has acquired 37-year-old veteran long snapper Jon Dorenbos in exchange for a 7th Round draft pick in 2019.
Justin Drescher was the team’s long snapper after the Saints elected to release both Thomas Gafford and Chase Dominguez earlier this month. NOLA.com’s Josh Katzenstein reported that Drescher was talking to trainers on the sideline in Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans and was in a walking boot at practice on Monday. He appeared in 11 special teams snaps.
Dorenbos, who the Eagles spoke very highly of, went undrafted in 2003 and has been with Philadelphia since November 2006 after bouncing around the Bills and Titans in his first three years. He played in 13 games in 2016 before landing on injured reserve due to a wrist injury, breaking a massive streak in the process.
Dorenbos made the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2014, and gained considerable attention after shocking America with his magic skills in the eleventh season of America’s Got Talent. It’s worth watching, trust me.