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There aren't too many magicians in NFL locker rooms.

Come to think of it, there really aren't too many on TV either.

But Jon Dorenbos has never been one to care about things like that. He's proven to pretty much everyone that he is both a talented football player and magician.And this offseason he's been making himself a household name.

"I am pulling for him," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said with a jovial smile Wednesday.


The Philadelphia long snapper has been advancing week after week on NBC's "America's Got Talent." And while some coaches might oppose this extracurricular activity, Pederson is loving every minute of it.

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"He represents us, the organization and this city on that show like a professional," Pederson said."His talent is something I think, when football is said and done for him,I think he has a career in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. I am excited for where he could go."

The next place Dorenbos is supposed to go is Eagles training camp, which welcomes veterans Thursday morning. Pederson says the 13-year pro and two time Pro Bowler will report with everyone else. But what if he has to miss time due to his magic aspirations?

"We have to see," Pederson said."We went through his show and obviously he wil be back [Thursday] forthe conditioning test. We will see where it ends up over the next couple days."

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