Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 4/23/12
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Brian Dawkins will never be forgotten. Chris Gardner/Getty Images So the announcement came today with a simple but heartfelt tweet: “The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years. I would like to thank theEagles & 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.” #BBTB That marks the official end of one of the greatest NFL careers of this generation. It’s a sad day for Philadelphians but not the saddest we’ve experienced when it comes to Brian Dawkins. That day was February 28, 2009. It was the day Dawkins signed with the Denver Broncos. Instead of bringing him back to make another run in 2009 the Eagles let him go to Denver and bring joy to the hearts of a new set of fans. Eagles fans were crushed. Dawkins was crushed. Some parties are s...
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