Anderson resigns with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Butte residents can keep sporting those Philadelphia Eagles shirts and hats.

Mining City native Colt Anderson re-signed with the Eagles on the eve of the NFL free agency signing period, the team announced today.

Anderson was set to become a restricted free agent, meaning the Eagles had the right to match any offer he received. The contract for the safety and special teams ace is for one year.

The Eagles also announced the re-signing of long snapper Jon Dorenbos to a four-year deal.

“We are excited Jon and Colt will remain members of our team,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. “These are two players who bring not only ability but a great amount of character to their respective positions. We anticipate they’ll both continue to have a strong impact as leaders on special teams. Coach (Chip) Kelly and I spoke about both players throughout the past several weeks and we both thought it was important for our club moving forward that we get a deal done with Jon and Colt before they hit the free agent market.”

Anderson, a 2004 Butte High graduate, was an All-American at the University of Montana. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings after going undrafted in the 2009 NFL draft. He spent a year and a half on the Vikings practice squad before signing with the Eagles late in the 2010 season.