Jon Dorenbos trade may be rescinded

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The Saints recently sent a seventh-round pick in 2019 to the Eagles for long snapper Jon Dorenbos. With Dorenbos now needing surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm, the Saints may be getting their pick back.

“Yes, that will handle itself,” coach Sean Payton told reporters on Friday regarding whether the trade will be rescinded. “In other words, this is a preexisting condition that he had genetically at birth. Yes, absolutely.”

Payton explained that Dr. John Amos “basically saved his life” by finding the weakness in Dorenbos’ aortic wall. If the aorta had burst, Dorenbos would have had literally minutes to live.

“I can’t speak for Philadelphia or the other teams he’s been with,” Payton said, “but I do know that that’s something that came up on our physical and there is a blessing to it in some ways regarding him. I mean finding an aneurysm this size is something that will require immediate surgery and credit Dr. Amoss [who] was the first one that caught the red flag.”

Six years ago, Eagles doctors found a brain tumor when administering a physical in connection with the trade for running back Jerome Harrison.

17 responses to “Jon Dorenbos trade may be rescinded

  1. And how many of us that don’t have such medical scrutiny are walking around with a ticking time bomb like that? Any one of us could drop dead at any time. As we lay there dying, are we going to be thinking about how we voted, or who is our “enemy?” I don’t think so. No, our last thoughts will be of love, of happiness, of the good things in life. So how much time do we want to waste arguing and blaming in our lives?

  2. What a lucky break! Sure, maybe you don’t find an NFL team instantly, but man you get to dodge a major bullet. Best of luck on the surgery!

  3. I always assumed pro sports teams who spend multiple millions of dollars to employ these players would be giving them the top of the line CEO physical before signing them to million dollar contracts. It’s shocking the Eagles didn’t catch this in all the years Dorenbos played for them. And I’m not picking on them. Other NFL teams have missed these type of pre existing conditions also.

  4. Eagles are dirty?

    So you imbeciles believe that the Eagles knew he had an aortic anueryism, and thought ” hey instead of telling him and saving his life, let’s trade him to get a meaningless 7th round pick” ?

  5. I also had an aortic aneurysm 3 years that I had surgery on. I am now doing better than ever. Get well soon Jon!

  6. Was so excited to have him join the SAINTS. Jon said he was lucky to join one of three teams he had always wanted to play for. Through the grace of God, he just found out how lucky he really was!

    All good wishes for successful surgery and a long, happy life!

  7. At the end of the day a mans life has been saved, but come on philthy fans, you can’t be so obtuse. A physical has been rendered and found the same info that your team should (and I believe had) have found during the annual physical. Never heard of a team willingly trading their long snapper, especially one that has been consistent as Dorenbos has been over the years. Not looking good for philthy’s future trading players.

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