Found May 05, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
After the Eagles selected offensive lineman Danny Watkins in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, it looks like there’s a chance he could end up in the CFL with the BC Lions. 2012 first rounder OL Kirby Fabien could arrive this season, while somewhere well down the road, current Philadelphia Eagles OL Danny Watkins could also wind up with the Leos.  Watkins will have to fight for a starting spot with Todd Herremans and Evan Mathis.  So far both Herremans and Mathis have been playing better than Watkins, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Everyone has been talking about the prospect of Tim Tebow heading up to the Canadian Football League this season, but the chances of Danny Watkins heading north of the border are very real. The CFL draft allows teams to draft Canadian-born players only — whether they play football collegiately in Canada or the United States. Watkins, a native of Kelowna, British Columbia, was drafted by the B.C. Lions with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 ...

Eagles G Danny Watkins Could Be On The Chopping Block

Vaughn Johnson of Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Eagles G Danny Watkins could end up being released at some point in the coming months now that their offensive line offers a good amount of depth. The Eagles drafted Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson at No. 4 overall, which basically guarantees him a starting job this season. Johnson expects Jason Peters to return and reclaim the starting...

Mr. Lurie and the Eagles have a new Queen...

You know it's a slow news day in Eagles football-land when the lead story is the Boss' new main squeeze...         But it's important because he's...well, our Boss. "Uncle Giggles" tied the knot yesterday. Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie is 61...Tina Lai is 39...

Eagles' Danny Watkins: from first-round pick to CFL?

Philadelphia Eagles right guard Danny Watkins could become one of the casulaties as the result of this year's NFL Draft, writes Johnson of After a up and down rookie season in 2011, more down than up, he found himself benched in 2012. Now that the Eagles have rookie Lane Johnson as a shoe-in at right tackle, Watkins finds himself in the mix to compete with both...

Report: Eagles’ Evan Mathis will miss OTA’s after undergoing ankle surgery

According to, Eagles left guard Evan Mathis will miss OTA’s and possibly all of their mini camps, after undergoing ankle surgery. Eagles left guard Evan Mathis will miss the upcoming OTAs and possibly the rest of the summer minicamps after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on his ankle, two league sources said. The sources said Mathis is expected to be 100 percent...

Matt Barkley won't be intimidated by competing against the big boys: ‘I’m not shy or nervous or scared or anything about that’

Matt Barkley took a risk his returning his senior year, if he had chosen to come out of USC as a junior he would have been in the Andrew Luck-Robert Griffin III conversation. The Philadelphia Eagles may have gotten the best draft day steal of any team. Barkley is a natural leader, while most players would have left after his school was hit by NCAA penalties; He stayed and led the...

Eagles rumors: Philadelphia could cut Danny Watkins

The Philadelphia Eagles selected offensive lineman Danny Watkins in the first round two years ago. Now, after taking another offensive lineman with their first pick, the Eagles’ are getting crowded up front. This means that Watkins could become a roster casualty, according to Vaughn Johnson of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lane Johnson – recently selected by the Eagles with the...

Evan Mathis undergoes ankle procedure; Will his recovery period buy Danny Watkins more time on the Eagles?

It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line was decimated by injuries in the 2012 season. Could those woes be spreading into the 2013 season already? Not so fast. Guard Evan Mathis confirmed that he has undergone an ankle “cleanout” (I believe that is the technical term) that will keep him out of spring workouts. However, he expects to be ready to go in time...

Braves fans dressed up her dog as a hot dog and then fed him a…hot dog

Despite Michael Vick’s dog-fighting charades being nearly six years old now, animal cruelty is still alive and kicking in Atlanta.  On Sunday during Bark in the Park Day at Turner Field, Betty Braves Fan thought it would be a great idea to dress up her poor pup as a hot dog and take him to the game.  As if that wasn’t embarrassing enough for the little guy, she took a picture...

The Mental side of making the Eagles 53-man Roster...

Driving home from work this past evening I was mesmerized by a radio rant from Qadry Ismail, "The Missile" from Brizer's hometown of Wilkes-Barre... Ismail said basically that the difference between making a 53-man roster in the NFL or not is BRAINS... Paraphrasing, Qadry's rant went like this: "You get to the level of rookie minicamp, and then full...

Eagles’ Evan Mathis to miss OTAs after ankle surgery

Yesterday it appeared that the Philadelphia Eagles would potentially be parting ways with former first-overall pick Danny Watkins. Now, it appears Watkins may have a new opportunity following injury news on another Eagles lineman. Eagles guard Evan Mathis will miss the team’s upcoming OTAs and possibly all of the summer minicamps after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on...
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