In less than 24 hours, the Eagles secured two of the most critical pieces of the NFL's most successful special teams operation. On Thursday, safety Chris Maragos agreed to terms on a three-year extension. At his press conference on Friday morning before the team's trip to Seattle, head coach Doug Pederson revealed that two-time Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Dorenbos will also remain with the Eagles for three more years through 2019.
Both Maragos and Dorenbos were scheduled to become free agents following this season.
"We're just so excited to have these two guys locked up for the next few years," Pederson said. "Obviously, special teams players - Chris being a big part of what we do on special teams and his value there - and it makes me sleep at night having a long snapper with Jon's experience, knowing that operation will be around for the next few years."
Howie Roseman appreciates how Dorenbos represents the Eagles' organization.
"Jon Dorenbos has been a pillar for the Philadelphia Eagles for the last 11 years on and off the field," Roseman said. "He bleeds Eagles green. His commitment and love to our organization, to the City of Philadelphia and to our fans are second to none. He embraces every opportunity to represent this team and does so with class and a high-level of positive energy."