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Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos leaves with injury

Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos left Friday’s preseason game vs. New England with a head injury, the club said tonight.

Dorenbos, 33, has been Philadelphia’s long-snapper since late in the 2006 season. He was helped off the field in the first half and was later transported inside on a cart.

Were Dorenbos to miss any time, the Eagles would have to sign someone to replace him. Tight end Brett Celek stepped in as the snapper for Philadelphia in Dorebos’ absence. A low Celek snap was a factor in a late first-half field goal never getting off the ground, with holder Donnie Jones being stopped for a loss.

The Eagles also lost two reserve inside linebackers to injury. Jamar Chaney sustained a shoulder injury, while Casey Matthews hurt his left knee, the club said.

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4 Responses to “Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos leaves with injury”
  1. eaglesfan036 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:25 PM

    Wow he’s been here that long already. The fact that I barely notice him shows how good be’s been because I don’t remember him ever having a really bad snap.

  2. jerseybrian3 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:40 PM

    If my eagles have a rough season I’m fine with that but to bebad cause of injuries would be heart breaking

  3. greymares says: Aug 10, 2013 8:31 AM

    This shouldn’t be considered a minor loss. Dorenbos has NEVER made a bad snap on a placekick.

  4. mungman69 says: Aug 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    Eagles can’t afford any injuries. Hell, they don’t have that many real players at all.

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