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Report: B-Dawk Flies Away



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    It's hard to picture B-Dawk in anything but Eagles' Green.

    Eagles legend Brian Dawkins is now a Bronco, according to a report in the "San Francisco Chronicle."

    The deal is expected to be announced at a press conference Saturday morning, said a source.

    The deal was not yet confirmed by the NFL as of Friday night.

    Dawkins could be headed to Denver but nothing is finalized yet, a source told ESPN's Bill Williamson.

    Dawkins will sign a two-year deal, Howard Eskin reported on 610-WIP.

    The guys at summed up the feelings of most Eagles fans -- "Sadness."

    Dawk is taking not only his All-Pro play on the field, but his leadership off it, with him to Denver.

    B-Dawk was the emotional and spiritual leader of the Eagles for years. He was also possibly the Eagles most consistent contributor -- named to seven Pro Bowls.

    It will be tough to fill the huge void Dawkins leaves in the Birds' secondary. Quintin Demps and Quintin Mikell are the only two safeties with any NFL experience currently on the Eagles roster.

    The hard-hitting B-Dawk was the longest-tenured Philadelphia athlete having played 13 seasons for the Birds. The title of longest-tenured Philly athlete now falls to free agent tackle Tra Thomas who may still leave the Eagles.

    Dawkins final stat line as a Bird:

    • 183 games played (166 starts)
    • 723 total tackles
    • 34 interceptions
    • 32 forced fumbles
    • 16 fumble recoveries
    • 21 sacks
    • 4 touchdowns (including one reception TD on a fake kick)
    • Numerous bone-crunching hits

    Dawk will see a familiar face in the Mile-High City. The Broncos have also signed  former Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter to a four-year deal, according to ESPN.

    More information will be posted as it emerges.