Dorenbos Done for the Season
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos is done for the season after undergoing surgery for a wrist injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s loss to Washington.
The veteran, who tied receiver Harold Carmichael for the franchise record of playing in 162 straight games against the Redskins, will be placed on injured reserve this week.
Philadelphia plans to audition long snappers in advance of next Sunday's game in Baltimore with John DePalma, who was with the Eagles in training camp, among them.
Tight ends Brent Celek and Trey Burton replaced Dorenbos after he was injured and both struggled with the duties, Celek had two opportunities before leaving himself with a stinger, one which Donnie Jones couldn’t handle, short-circuiting a potential Caleb Sturgis 50-yard field-goal attempt.
Burton replaced Celek and was bailed out by Jones on a high snap, as Sturgis made a 41-yard FG.
Celek is expected back in Baltimore as is offensive lineman Allen Barbre, who left early against the 'Skins with a hamstring injury, but a host of players may not be, including Darren Sproles, who is in the concussion protocol after being leveled by Deshazor Everett on an illegal hit during a punt return.
Rookie running back Wendell Smallwood and offensive lineman Matt Tobin both suffered sprained MCLs, and safety Jaylen Watkins ruptured a tendon in his finger. All three could be earmarked for season-ending injured reserve, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
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