Saints HC Sean Payton announced Friday that it was discovered Dorenbos has an aortic aneurysm that will require open heart surgery. Payton said Dr. John Amoss discovered the issue on a follow-up physical and ultimately saved Dorenbos’ life with the discovery.
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 signing 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 was traded by the Eagles to the Saints a few weeks ago in return for a 2019 seventh-round pick.
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.
Braman, 30, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M back in 2011. He spent three years in Houston before signing on with the Eagles and playing another three seasons for Philadelphia.
The Saints signed Braman to a contract a few weeks ago.
In 2016, Braman appeared in all 16 games and recorded five tackles, largely as a special teams contributor.