After 16 seasons in the NFL, Brian Dawkins is calling it a career.
The free agent safety announced his retirement Monday, thanking his teammates and coaches on both the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos.
"The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years," Dawkins wrote on his Twitter account. "I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing In me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates & Coaches that I have been blessed 2 go to battle with. Along with u, the fans 4 helping make my career 1 that i have enjoyed tremendously. In other words. I am announcing my retirement from the NFL."
A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Dawkins won an NFC championship with the Eagles in 2004. Philadelphia released him following the 2008 season.
Dawkins played his final three seasons with the Broncos, earning a Pro Bowl invitation in 2012 as Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamal's replacement. However, injuries limited his playing time during his first two seasons in Den...