"The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years. I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing in me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates & coaches that I have been blessed 2 go to battle with. Along with u, the fans 4 helping make my career 1 that I have enjoyed tremendously. In other words. I am announcing my retirement from the NFL. #BBTB"
Dawkins played in the NFL from 1996-2011, including three seasons here with the Denver Broncos. He finished his career in Denver with 332 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions. Dawkins suffered a career-threatening and likely career-ending injury this past season.
During his time in the NFL, Dawkins became known as "Weapon-X," and is one of the most beloved players in Philadelphia Eagles history. More than a great player, Dawkins is known as a great person and teammate. He was a leader for the Broncos, and had a huge impact on the defense in his time in Denver.