With less than 24 hours to go before the start of the NFL free agency period, the Philadelphia Eagles made good on two of their own today, re-signing long snapper Jon Dorenbos and safety/special teamer Colt Anderson.
“We are excited Jon and Colt will remain members of our team,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “These are two players who bring not only ability but a great amount of character to their respective positions. We anticipate they’ll both continue to have a strong impact as leaders on special teams. Coach Kelly and I spoke about both players throughout the past several weeks and we both thought it was important for our club moving forward that we get a deal done with Jon and Colt before they hit the free agent market.”
Anderson is one of the most unsung heroes on the Eagles. He busts it on every play, makes tackles on Special Teams, and filled in admirably last season at safety. Despite seeing only limited time before he was asked to assume a starting role, Anderson was the best safety on the field for the Eagles. He doesn’t get the love that many of the stars do, but PFF ranks him as the best special teams player in the entire NFL. His deal is for one year.
The Eagles also signed LS Jon Dorenbos to a four-year deal. He’s been a very good long snapper since 2006 and this deal makes a ton of sense. No reason to go anywhere else but him at the position.
Both will be working under new special teams coordinator Dave Fipp.