Eagles sign Jon Dorenbos, Colt Anderson on eve of free agency

Patrick McDermott

With NFL free agency set to start in less than 24 hours, the Eagles have agreed to deals to keep two of their own players. Special teamer/safety Colt Anderson has signed a one year deal and LS Jon Dorenbos has signed a 4 year deal.

"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, who is the team's best special teamer and who filled in admirably at safety last season, was due to be a restricted free agent. For more on him, you should check out Brandon's story on him from last week. It was honestly one of our most viral stories all year.

As for Dorenbos, he's been a capable long snapper here since 2006 and there's really no reason to go looking elsewhere. It's one of those positions where once a guy proves himself capable, he's pretty much got a job until he decides to retire. As a bonus, we get to have Mrs Dorenbos stay in town!

Two solid and expected moves from the Eagles. The floodgates open tomorrow at 4pm.

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