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Eagles have the NFL's best long snapper: Jon Dorenbos

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Did you know the Philadelphia Eagles have the best long snapper in the NFL? If not, now you do.

Along with only having four bad snaps, Dorenbos also contributed with two special teams tackles. Philadelphia's special teams unit ranked No. 1 in the NFL last year and there's no doubt Dorenbos was part of their success. He was chosen to represent the Eagles in the 2015 Pro Bowl for a reason.

Moving forward, it remains to be seen how many good years Dorenbos has left. He's the longest tenured player on the Eagles' roster having joined the team in 2006. He turns 35 in July. Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly, who retired in 2014, played until he was 39, so maybe Dorenbos still has a few years left.

The Eagles have shown some level of interest in replacing Dorenbos. The team hosted Navy long snapper Joe Cardona on a pre-draft visit leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. Cardona was selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round, however.

Dorenbos' contract currently runs through the 2016 season. He's one of the higher paid long snappers in the league with a cap number north of $1 million. Eventually the team will look to get younger and less expensive. For now, Dorenbos still got it.