Dorenbos: Aorta, ‘size of a Coke can,’ could have caused on-field death

If there’s anything remotely bittersweet to find in the Eagles’ exhilarating 2017 season,  it’s the absence of beloved former long-snapper Jon Dorenbos. The Eagles’ mainstay retired from football after an offseason trade to the New Orleans Saints, whose team doctor discovered signs of an aortic aneurysm that would require immediate open-heart surgery.

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