Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eagles bring back Dorenbos, Anderson

PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles re-signed long snapper Jon Dorenbos and safety/special teams standout 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 (Chip) 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.”

Dorenbos, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, signed a four- year deal with the team, while Anderson inked a one-year pact.

Dorenbos originally singed with Philadelphia during the 2006 season, and has served as the team's long snapper ever since.

Anderson joined the Eagles during the 2010 campaign after serving on Minnesota's practice squad. He has recorded 30 special teams tackles in 34 career games.

Over 14 games -- four starts -- in 2012, Anderson tallied 33 tackles and recorded his first career interception in a Week 16 loss to Washington.

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