Philly.com talks about Brian Dawkins possibly coming back to the Eagles and signing a one-day deal to retire as a member of the team.
Brian Dawkins said yesterday that he hasn’t yet made a decision on whether he wants to play a 17th NFL season.
The 38-year-old, nine-time Pro Bowl safety, who has played the last three seasons in Denver after leaving the Eagles as a free agent in 2009, missed four of the Broncos’ last five games, including both of their playoff games, with a neck injury. He will be a free agent in March.
“The season’s not even over yet; the Super Bowl hasn’t been played,” Dawkins said. “I’ll give it some prayer and we’ll take it from there.”
Dawkins was in town for the NFL Players Association’s annual Super Bowl week news conference. He is a longtime member of the union’s executive board.
Last summer, Dawkins agreed to restructure the contract he signed with the Broncos in 2009. His 2011 salary was reduced from $6 million to $2 million.
If Dawkins decides to retire, which is a good bet at this point given his age and the neck injury, there’s a good chance the future Hall of Famer would sign a 1-day contract with the Eagles so that he could officially retire with the club that selected him in the second round of the 1996 draft.
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