An excerpt from Les Bowen on the Daily News' Eagles blog at www.eagletarian.com.:
YOUR EAGLETARIAN checked Donovan McNabb's blog a few times yesterday, to no avail. If we had DMac's cell number, we would have texted him with the thought that if your blog hasn't been updated in more than a month, you really don't have a blog.
Then, last night, this appeared:
"I usually don't remark about teammates unless asked but I felt it was necessary to share my thoughts on a couple of teammates that are no longer in Philadelphia. I have been a part of the Philadelphia Eagles for 10 years and I have not played a game, attended a practice, sweated in training camp, built a playground or participated in a Carnival, and more importantly dreamed of a championship parade, without Brian Dawkins and Tra Thomas being a part of it. We all had a goal of bringing a championship to this city and while we didn't achieve that goal, we have had a lot of successes during our time together. I was always confident that Tra had my blindside. When he was out there it was one less thing to worry about. As for Brian, mere words cannot explain what he has meant to me, our team and the City of Philadelphia. He and I shared many things besides a locker room. We shared a passion for the game, a desire to make a difference, and dreams for better things.