Lost in the fallout of the Dorial Green-Beckham trade was a news item dropped by Howie Roseman during his post-practice press conference on Tuesday afternoon. According to Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially hired Brian Dawkins in a full-time role.
It was only a few weeks ago when the Eagles announced Dawkins would be joining Philadelphia's scouting staff. His role was less clearly defined at the time, but now Dawkins has an official title. Roseman had the following to say when asked if he feels Doug Pederson can keep his troubled players, such as Green-Beckham, in line.
"Well, obviously, it's an organizational decision here," said Roseman. "It's on all of us. It's on all of us to rally around these guys and give them the support system."
"On a different note, today we've hired Brian Dawkins full time to help in this regard. His title is football operations executive. He's going to help in player development. His week here, we saw the kind of contributions he could make to our football team."
"We're not putting it on Brian, either. It's on all of us. But we feel like we're going to get a structure in place that we're going to give these guys the best chance to succeed."
The 42-year-old Dawkins was obviously a fan favorite and is clearly one of the most prolific players in Eagles history. Dawkins spoke about his return to the organization earlier this summer.