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Jon Dorenbos thanks Eagles fans for supporting him after news of heart condition

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Update on the magic man.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos recently posted an update to his Instagram for the first time since the news emerged last week that he had an aortic aneurysm.

Dorenbos posted a video of Eagles fans chanting “Get well soon, Jon! Go Birds!” that was sent to him.

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The caption reads:

I've been MIA the last week. A lot has happened. Thank you to my beautiful amazing wife, my family, my friends and videos like this. This brought out some tears. I feel the love and support. Thank you to all. Surgery starts in a few hours. Game time! Let's do this! #philly #thankyouNewOrleans #savedbyaSaint

Great move by those fans to show support for the team’s former longest-tenured player. Dorenbos had been the Eagles’ long snapper since the 2006 season before losing out to Rick Lovato this summer.

As noted in the caption, Dorenbos also notes he’s having open heart surgery today. Here’s hoping and praying everything goes well for Dorenbos. We all want to see him be OK.

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Caption:

She holds my heart - I'll be good #gametime #thankyouneworleans #philly

In case you missed it, the Philadelphia Eagles sent the 2019 seventh-round pick they received from the Saints in the Dorenbos trade back to New Orleans. Clearly the right move.

Get well soon, Jon!