B Dawk spent the last two years working with the Birds as a football operations executive. Effective immediately, I guess, he’s stepping down to become a team consultant instead while pursuing other endeavors.
Per press release, a statement from Dawkins:
“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. 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.”
Dawk played 13 seasons for the Eagles and will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this summer. He hit like a truck and was a PHILLY TOUGH fan favorite.
Here’s a statement from the Birds:
“Brian Dawkins will always be a Philadelphia Eagle. 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.”
Paul Domowitch over at Philly.com had a bit more on Dawkins’ departure:
The five-time All-Pro safety, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton on August 4, told the Inquirer and Daily News on Tuesday that he is leaving the organization.
Dawkins said he plans to start a philanthropic venture that will allow him to affect people’s lives. He didn’t say what prompted the decision to leave the Eagles or how long he had been thinking about it.