Payton said Dr. John Amoss discovered the issue on a follow-up physical and ultimately saved Dorenbos’ life with the discovery, per Katzenstein.
The Saints will place him on the non-football injury list in the coming days and the prior trade could be rescinded.
Dorenbos was traded by the Eagles to the Saints a few weeks ago in return for a 2019 seventh-round pick.
Dorenbos, 37, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of UTEP back in 2003. He lasted two years in Buffalo before singing on with the Titans during the 2005 season.
Unfortunately, Dorenbos’ stay in Tennessee was limited to one year before he signed a two-year contract with the Eagles. He’s spent the past 11 years as a member of the Eagles.
Dorenbos is currently in the second year of his four-year, $4.385 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $900,000 and $915,000 over the remainder of the contract.
In 2016, Dorenbos appeared in 13 games.