Morning Roundup: Watch Brian Dawkins' Hall Of Fame Speech Tonight

  • Brian Dawkins will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight. You can watch the festivities on either NFL Network or ESPN.

Hallelujah!

Good morning, Eagles fans. It's a truly glorious day as Brian Dawkins will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight. You can watch the festivities on either NFL Network or ESPN. NFL Network's coverage begins at 6 p.m. with an hour-long pre-event show before the ceremony kicks off at 7 p.m. which is when ESPN's live show starts. Dawkins will be the fifth honoree to be inducted this evening.

Today's Morning Roundup presented by Microsoft will primarily be a salute to Weapon X with some items relating to the current team as well.

1. Lots Of Love For B-Dawk!

Former teammates, coaches, and a special voice congratulated Dawkins on his Hall of Fame honor.

From former Eagles head coach Andy Reid: “Dawk, I’m proud of you, man. Hall of Fame. I know Jim Johnson would be very proud of you too. And the great work in which you did, keeping that Eagles team together, you and a couple of your teammates, man, I banked on you for everything. Not only as a player, but also as a human being and teaching the young guys how to go about being a professional on and off the field.”

2. Eagles Take Over The Hall

Dave Spadaro is in Canton, Ohio documenting Dawkins' Hall of Fame weekend. As Dawkins said many times, this is going to be a party not only for him, but for all the fans as well. And, to no one's surprise, Eagles Nation is taking his advice.

What is immediately noticeable upon entering the vicinity of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the volume of Eagles fans chanting, "E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES," in thunderous harmony through the streets of this suburban Ohio city indicating, naturally, that the party continues for those who love the Philadelphia Eagles. What is clearly apparent as well once into the private spaces next to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Class is that Brian Dawkins is having the time of his life.

Canton is the center of the NFL universe this weekend and the Eagles – Dawkins, Lurie, the Eagles organization, and most certainly the fans – are more than living in it. They’ve taken over the town, with the best yet to come on Saturday night.

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28: Safety Brian Dawkins #20 of the Philadelphia Eagles waits in the tunnel before entering the field during the game against the Dallas Cowboys on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 44-6 to advance into the playoffs. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Brian Dawkins

During halftime of the Eagles' Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers, former safety Brian Dawkins will receive his Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring. Before then, check out the best photos from Dawkins' induction weekend back in August.

3. 'Bieber' Is A Hero Once Again

A couple of quick items from Friday's Training Camp practice at the NovaCare Complex to close things out this morning. Jake Elliott nailed a 45-yard field goal at the end of the day with plenty on the line. Head coach Doug Pederson said that if Elliott could make the kick the players would get out of meetings for the evening.

No problem for the second-year kicker. Graham Foley has more.

4. Michael Bennett Adds Style, Substance To D-Line

Fran Duffy and Ben Fennell have provided the most comprehensive recap of each practice. Just remarkable. You'd think you were at practice. On Friday, one of the takeaways was what new defensive lineman Michael Bennett has added to the team.

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