That didn't take long.
Just a couple weeks after bringing all-time fan favorite Brian Dawkins aboard to work with the scouting department for a nine-month stint, the Eagles made Dawkins a full-time team employee on Tuesday.
Dawkins' official title will be Football Operations Executive.
Vice president of football operations Howie Roseman announced the move at a strange time during his press conference on Tuesday, which was scheduled after the Eagles traded for Dorial Green-Beckham. When asked why Doug Pederson was the right guy to handle players with off-the-field issues in their pasts, Roseman said it was on the entire organization.
Then he said this: "On a different note, today we hired Brian Dawkins full-time to help in this regard. His title is Football Operations Executive. And he's going to help in player development. In his week here, we saw the contributions he can make to our football team. And we're not putting it (all) on Brian either. It's on all of us. We feel like we're going to get a structure in place that gives us the best chance to succeed."
When Dawkins, 42, was brought into the scouting department a couple weeks ago as a part of the NFL's Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, he said he was looking forward to seeing if it would lead to something bigger (see story).
It looks like it already has.
The Eagles have been working hard this offseason to restore a family feeling to the NovaCare Complex. Five of their coaches — Doug Pederson, Duce Staley, Greg Lewis, Tim Hauck and Eugene Chung — played for the team and former safety Quintin Mikell is the team's Director of Player Engagement.
Dawkins is just the latest name on this long list of former Eagles making post-playing careers inside the NovaCare Complex.