The Philadelphia Eagles announced that former Eagles linebacker Shawn Barber is the new recipient of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship.
The position was originally given to Brian Dawkins on July 30th, but was vacated when the team promoted Dawkins to the title of "Football Operations Executive" on August 16th. As a member of the scouting department, Barber will "work closely with all phases of the scouting and football operations departments" according to the team release from when Dawkins was announced to the position.
Barber returns to the Eagles after two stints as a player and a previous role as a coaching intern. In 2002 he was signed from the Redskins as a free agent to replace Mike Caldwell. Barber started all 16 games and had a strong season, highlighted by an 80 yard interception return for a touchdown versus the Cowboys in Week 16. After the season Barber left to sign a long term deal with the Chiefs and had another strong season in 2003, but was released in 2006 after battling injuries. Barber then re-joined the Eagles for the 2006 season, appearing in 13 games and starting one. Barber spent the 2007 season with the Texans, appearing in 6 games.
Since his playing days ended in 2008, Barber has continued to be involved in football. In 2009 he joined the coaching staff of Baker College in Baldwin City, Kansas. In 2010 Barber joined the team as a coaching intern along with current running backs coach Duce Staley. Barber spent last year with the Chiefs as a game day uniform inspector, along with being a member of the Chiefs ambassador program.