Long snapper Jon Dorenbos is the seventh Eagle to be named to the NFC's Pro Bowl team, the Eagles announced on Wednesday. Dorenbos goes in as an "extra" player or "need" player given the team does not have a long snapper on the Pro Bowl roster.
Dorenbos, who has been in the NFL for seven seasons, makes his first Pro Bowl team. Acquired by the Eagles in 2006 as an unrestricted free agent after an injury to Mike Bartrum, Dorenbos have proven to be outstanding not only on his snaps to punter Sav Rocca and Rocca as a holder for kicker David Akers, but also in his coverage down the field on punts.
He has been so good that the Eagles signed Dorenbos to a five-year contract extension in 2007 and he has been part of a terrific group with Akers and Rocca.
Dorenbos joins wide receiver/return man DeSean Jackson, fullback Leonard Weaver, left tackle Jason Peters, defensive end Trent Cole, cornerback Asante Samuel and Akers on the NFC's Pro Bowl team. Quarterback Donovan McNabb, a first alternate, will be officially named to the team after the NFC Championship Game as the winner of that game, either Saints quarterback Drew Brees or Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, will advance to Super Bowl 44 and won't play in the Pro Bowl in Miami. McNabb's inclusion gives the Eagles eight players in the game.
The game is held one week from Sunday, on January 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Dolphin Stadium and can been seen on ESPN.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 9:09 a.m., January 20