As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to make moves in free agency when it begins on Tuesday at 4 pm, on Monday they took time to secure two returning faces from special teams for 2013. The team signed long snapper Jon Dorenbos to a 4-year deal and safety and special teams ace Colt Anderson signed a one-year long deal with the team.
Dorenbos was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and Anderson would have become a restricted free agent.
Dorenbos has been with the Eagles since the end of the 2006 season. Anderson came to the team in 2010 after being signed off of the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.
Said general manager Howie Roseman of the signings,
“We are excited Jon and Colt will remain members of our team. 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.”
Since his time in Philadelphia, Anderson has recorded 30 special teams tackles in 34 games.
Now that the team was able to conduct this important bit of housekeeping on Monday, let’s see what moves in free agency they have up their sleeves.