PHILADELPHIA — If your Dawg has a dog that needs a sitter, defensive tackle Jordan Davis has the hook-up.
Want a restaurant recommendation? A place to get new threads? Davis and linebacker Nakobe Dean have you covered.
If it’s a hype man you’re in the market for, look no further than linebacker Nolan Smith.
All of this and more can be found on the Philly Dawgs group chat, an ever-active text chain made up of former University of Georgia standouts-turned-Philadelphia Eagles that includes second-year players Dean and Davis, rookies Smith, Jalen Carter and Kelee Ringo, as well as former Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift. It’s part of a support system that has eased the acclimation process for the newcomers while helping embolden Dean and Davis to take the next step in their careers.
“It’s like having a group of your best friends,” Davis said.
“We do everything together. If we’re not together, we’re always talking to each other, making sure everybody is straight, making sure everybody is home safe. It’s that little security. At the end of the day, football is football but we care about [each other] on a deeper level. That’s my bros.”
The Eagles made history by becoming the first team in the common draft era to select five defensive players from the same school over a two-year span, pulling top players from one of the most dominant defenses in NCAA history.
Davis and Dean came first after being selected by the Eagles in the first and third rounds of the 2022 draft and are passing on the knowledge they’ve gained over the last year-plus to the rest of the group.
“We know a little bit more how to work, how to move around in the city, in the facility and things like that. Any questions they have,” Dean said. “And of course we’re friends, everybody cool and we Dawgs so we be on there all day shooting texts back and forth.”
Just this week, Davis was shopping for clothes in Delaware and hit up the text…