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Brian Dawkins Retirement: Long-Time Eagles Safety Remarks On Career, Future During Press Conference

S Brian Dawkins, officially retiring as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles this coming Saturday, spoke with the Denver Broncos media on Tuesday. Among his remarks, Dawkins expressed appreciation towards S Mike Adams, who will wear Dawkins' jersey No. 20 in the upcoming season, as well as appreciation for new Broncos QB Peyton Manning, whom Dawkins praised for his knowledge of the game.

Dawkins also spoke briefly on his future, saying he would not take the typical post-NFL route:

Dawkins also served as a representative of the NFL Players Association, but will have step down upon his retirement. Asked as to who he thought would replace him on the NFLPA Executive Committee, Dawkins refused to tip his hand. He also discussed his one Super Bowl appearance, saying it would be the only game he would change if he could.

Asked about his decision to live in Denver after his retirement, Dawkins claimed to be as surprised as the fans:

And was it the slopes that kept him in Colorado? Probably not:

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