Brian Dawkins leaves full-time role in Eagles’ front office

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Brian Dawkins is leaving his full-time role in the Eagles’ front office, the team announced Tuesday. He will serve as a consultant for the team, while pursuing other endeavors including entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

“I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Don Smolenski and coach Pederson for blessing me with the opportunity to return to this great organization,” Dawkins said in a statement released by the team. “This is a special time in Philadelphia Eagles history and I am grateful to have been a part of the team’s first Super Bowl Championship — something I wanted to help bring to this great city, one way or another. I will always cherish the relationships I have within the building, and it was a privilege to work side-by-side with so many great people. I have put a lot of time in prayer into this decision, and after talking it over with my family and listening to the Lord, I am being called in a different direction as I take the next step in my life and career.

“Although I am leaving my full-time role in football operations, I will always be a part of the Eagles family and the Philadelphia community. I look forward to continuing to work with the organization as a consultant while I also pursue other endeavors that are extremely important to me and my family’s purpose to inspire hope and increase the minds, bodies and souls of so many to come.”

When the Eagles hired Dawkins, it appeared they were grooming him to one day become a General Manager. For whatever reason, it didn’t work out.

“Brian Dawkins will always be a Philadelphia Eagle,” the team said in its statement. “We greatly appreciate all of Brian’s contributions to our football operations department over the last two seasons and we are excited that he will continue to help us going forward. As an NFL Hall of Famer and a Philadelphia Eagles legend, Brian is able to provide valuable perspective and draw on his extensive experience in the NFL while working in our front office. Our doors will always be open to him, and we will support him in anything he does — both professionally and personally — as he continues his post-playing career.”

The five-time All-Pro safety earns induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on August 4.

20 responses to “Brian Dawkins leaves full-time role in Eagles’ front office

  1. My favorite player and person from all my 30+ years as an Eagles fan. Man, just love how this guy handles his business and inspires everyone around him. He’s a truly remarkable human being for those who don’t know much about him. Classy guy. You’ll be missed inside the building, but I know you will continue to inspire and motivate those around you. Love ya Dawk!

  2. Like I have said, the Eagles Super Bowl “win” (with help from the refs not overturning two obvious non-catches and a 3rd TD off an illegal formation, the Eagles Super Bowl is ancient history and the team is already falling apart.

  3. he loves this organization yet they let him go to denver over a couple of million, sad really

  4. Awww all the poor little babies in the comment section. At the end of the day my Eagles are Super Bowl Champs. And well…..your team isn’t – Enjoy!

  5. raidernation210 says:
    May 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm
    he loves this organization yet they let him go to denver over a couple of million, sad really

    And the guy who was responsible for it (Joe Banner) was roasted and banished to Cleveland for that crime.

  6. briang123,
    Maybe you should 1) watch the YouTube video of the ref explaining why Clement’s TD didn’t get overturned and 2) learn that when you catch the ball and take 4 steps AFTER you catch the ball you become a RUNNER—hence, as a RUNNER, the moment the ball CROSSES the goal line, it’s a TD. And he WASNT going to the ground voluntarily at any rate. If the Pats DB didn’t trip him he wouldn’t have been going to the ground.

  7. phillyphever says:
    May 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    raidernation210 says:
    May 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm
    he loves this organization yet they let him go to denver over a couple of million, sad really

    And the guy who was responsible for it (Joe Banner) was roasted and banished to Cleveland for that crime.
    —————————————————

    Oh so now the owner of the team has no say in player personal? Pretty sure Lurie could have told Joe Banner to pay him the money, well since it is his money. But keep blaming Banner, that’s what makes you eagles fans clueless

  8. Raidernation210

    Jeffrey Lurie is smart enough to stay out of the football positions. Unlike your owner or your restless Soul Al Davis who often made decisions that were unwise illogical and quite borderline stupid. There’s a reason why the Raiders have won 0 since 1983.

  9. I have a very important announcement to make. The Philadelphia Eagles are THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!! SB 52 baby, all if you can say what you want, get upset, try and make yourselves feel better by making snarky comments. Just remember that the best team in the NFL is the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Champions!!! Hahahaha!!!

  10. Lol at the haters who have nothing better to do than troll on an article like this. We get it. You don’t like us. We don’t care.

    World Champion Eagles! Woohoo!

  11. First off..Ertz was a runner on his GAME WINNING TD..ground can’t cause a fumble. If he would have been robbed from a TD. The Eagles would still won the game. Clements caught the ball, Brady did not catch the ball, Foles Philly Special was a legal play. The Eagles are World Champs. The Vikings blew it, The Patriots lost to a better team, Malcolm Butler wouldn’t have made a difference. And around here MR. Brian Dawkins is known as HOF’er Brian Dawkins or Son Of Zeus!!

  12. So the Eagles are supposed to be falling apart, as some of you state. I’m glad that none of you keep up with us. For those who don’t have a clue about us, aka just on here to talk trash, let me give you some extra hate. The Eagles just hired the head of scouting from the Patriots,and last year, we snagged Ozzie’s right hand Man Joe Douglas from the Ravens. We have 5 starters returning, who was out more than 60% of the year. We also have Sidney Jones back;who was considered the top DB in last years draft. A large percentage of our team, is locked up till 2020, and that’s every starter. Mills,Clement,Hicks,Wentz,Smallwood are all still on rookie contact. So things are falling apart Huh, I just see we don’t have the same problem you all’s team will or is having. Haha!!! #Theydon’tlikeus #wedontcare #flyeaglesfly

  13. All these Eagles haters remind me of beta-males who got dumped by their girlfriend for an Alpha-male. Keep crying and trolling guys! You embody the what it means to be beta-males. You make us look better!

  14. fjgorman020772 says:

    May 22, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Raidernation210

    Jeffrey Lurie is smart enough to stay out of the football positions. Unlike your owner or your restless Soul Al Davis who often made decisions that were unwise illogical and quite borderline stupid. There’s a reason why the Raiders have won 0 since 1983.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    from 1960-2002 The Raiders had the most wins of ANY franchise in the NFL!(look it up) So Al Davis made way more good decisions then bad. Yeah he lost his way towards the end but 42yrs is a pretty good run. Something that classless eagles organization will never even come close to. And the same poor officiating which handed the eagles a super bowl is the same one’s that probably cost the raiders at least 4. seriously get a clue and don’t EVER try comparing the eagles to the Raiders! Especially since they whipped them as the underdog in one of their 3 Super Bowl victories.

    Eagles fans should only real talk to teams who have 1 super bowl or less but they won’t because, well they are a bunch of losers….

  15. raidernation210 says:
    “he loves this organization yet they let him go to denver over a couple of million, sad really”

    That was ALL JOE BANNER! Who is now ancient Eagles history!

    Good luck BDAWK, but you don’t need it!

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