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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints organization and its fans received a shock this past preseason when team doctors diagnosed newly signed long snapper Jon Dorenbos with a heart defect that required emergency surgery -- and which also abruptly ended his playing ...

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The New Orleans Saints organization and its fans received a shock this past preseason when team doctors diagnosed newly signed long snapper Jon Dorenbos with a heart defect that required emergency surgery -- and which also abruptly ended his playing career. The 37-year-old went under the knife on Sept. 12, and on Monday (Nov. 13) he made an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to share his emotional story and discuss his recovery.



It hall happened, fans will remember, when Dorenbos -- acquired by the Saints before the season in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles -- got his routine team physical.

"The New Orleans Saints doctor put a stethoscope to my back," Dorenbos told DeGeneres, a New Orleans native and rabid Saints fan. "I took three breaths and he said 'you have a heart murmur, but it's not good.'"

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Old 11-14-2017, 11:55 PM   #2
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Good story but honestly, I don't remember him. 37 yrs old as a Long Snapper - seems kind of old to be playing on the LOS.
Glad his condition was caught before it was too late.

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Your health is more important that playing football. Get well.
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I happy for him and his family nut I want our 7th round pick back
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I happy for him and his family nut I want our 7th round pick back
That happened right away. The trade was nullified since it depended on him passing a physical which he didn't.
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I happy for him and his family nut I want our 7th round pick back
Oh, wow. I didn't realize he had a problem with his "family nut", too.
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Oh, wow. I didn't realize he had a problem with his "family nut", too.
Oh crap... Anything but the family nut.

All kidding aside, great catch Doc!
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