Three years ago, the Eagles allowed safety Brian Dawkins to leave via free agency, a decision created a controversy between the team and a former stadium game-day employee who complained profanely about the move on Facebook.
The conclusion of Dawkins’ tenure in Denver likely won’t cause similar consternation. Either way, the end appears to be coming for Dawkins with the Broncos, especially since there have been no talks to date between the team and the player regarding his future. He’ll become a free agent in little more than two weeks.
“I have not had a chance to talk with Brian to see what his plans are, whether he’d like to come back or not,” Elway said at the Scouting Combine on Friday, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “Not speaking for him, I know he’s probably going through a tough time — having been a football player — how hard it is making that decision when you’re getting close to the end of your career whether you want to continue to play or not.”
Dawkins, 38, entered the league with the Eagles in 1996. He’s an eight-time Pro Bowler and a four-time first-team All Pro.