PHILADELPHIA ( - A day after locking up Chris Maragos through 2019, the Eagles did the same with veteran long snapper Jon Dorenbos.

The 36-year-old Dorenbos, a two-time Pro Bowl selection and Philadelphia’s longest tenured player, was scheduled to be a free agent after this season.

As good as he is as a long snapper, the veteran is better known nationally for his ability as a magician after a high-profile stint on “America’s Got Talent,” along and his life story of how magic saved him from from an unspeakable personal tragedy at just 12 years old when his father murdered his mother.

Doug Pederson addressed both extensions Friday morning before practice at the NovaCare Complex.

“We're just so excited to have these two guys locked up for the next few years.” the coach said. “[Both are] 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 his experience, Jon's experience. [It helps] knowing that that operation will be around for the next few years.”

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