Eagles and Ravens Prove Losing Key Players Early Means Nothing

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Published: April 28, 2009


... In my honest opinion, he's a future Hall of Famer. What he means to the Philadelphia Eagles as a franchise can't be measured. On top of that, he's productive with 545 career tackles, 76 pass deflections, 21 sacks and 34 interceptions.

Unfortunately, "Dawk" won't be a Philadelphia Eagle anymore.

On February 28th, 2009 at 1:56 PM, the Eagles were blindsided. Dawkins opted to leave Philly, signing a two year, $17 million contract with the Denver Broncos. At 35, he may be on the decline. However, his leadership qualities haven't lost a step.

After the Eagles lost him, Eagles fans were firing off tributes to him and it seemed like the team was on a decline.

Not so fast.

Key signings have lifted the Eagles' spirits, such as Stacy Andrews, Leonard Weaver, Sean Jones and Rashad Baker, not to mention trading three draft picks for Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters.

Also, the Eagles got three huge steals in the Draft, adding Jeremy Maclin (WR,...

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