September 08, 2017
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced that recently acquired long snapper Jon Dorenbos will need "open heart surgery," due to an aortic aneurysm.
Here's audio of Payton making the announcement:
Dorenbos was an Eagles fan favorite over his 11 years with the team but was traded to the Saints for a seventh-round pick in 2019 after he was beaten out in training camp by backup Rick Lovato. It turns out that may have been extremely fortunate for Dorenbos, whose condition might have worsened had he remained with the Eagles, undiagnosed.
The Saints believe this was a pre-existing condition, so they intend on getting their 2019 seventh-round pick back from the Eagles.
Payton said the Saints will be working to rescind the trade because this was a pre-existing condition.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) September 8, 2017
We'll have more if there are any updates.
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