Well, now we know why the Eagles didn't match... Adam Schefter is reporter that Brian Dawkins has signed a 5 year $17 million contract with $7.2 million guaranteed.
I must say... that changes the way I feel about this situation. The Eagles were never going to match for a 36 year old player, no matter how great he was.
Now, some of that is funny money. Reports are that he'll make $9 million over the first two years, which is the important part... but still a ton of money. Obviously the Broncos needed to wildly overpay to get him and they did that and got their man.
Best of luck Dawkins and congratulations on that contract.