Brian Dawkins returns to the Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced Saturday fan favorite Brian Dawkins is coming home. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Saturday fan favorite Brian Dawkins is coming home.

The eight-time Pro Bowler and member of the club's Hall of Fame is joining the team's scouting department.

Dawkins is the franchise's inaugural recipient of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship. It's a new program launched by the NFL aimed at introducing former players to the world of player personnel and the duties of an NFL scout.

Dawkins guided the team's defense for 13 seasons, rounding out his Eagles career in 2008, as the franchise's all-time leader in 183 games played, and 34 interceptions.

He was a second-round pick out of Clemson in 1996.
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