The guy the Eagles wasted a draft pick on

Mention the name Danny Watkins, and Eagles fans will cringe. Now, lets be honest — playing offensive guard is pretty much a pass/fail kind of deal. You’re either serviceable or you’re not, and Watkins happened to be the latter. Drafted with the No. 23 pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Watkins selection came as a shock to a lot of people. How much of a shock? For starters, I...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins hook Danny Watkins and cut the line with Josh Samuda

The Miami Dolphins have signed offensive guard, Danny Watkins, to a one-year contract, reports Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Watkins, who was selected 23rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 NFL draft, did not see eye-to-eye with new Boo-Bird’s head coach, Chip Kelly.  There have been rumors that Watkins has lost the desire to play football. Though Watkins...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

G Watkins signs with Dolphins

Former first-round draft pick Danny Watkins says he's grateful for a fresh start with the Miami Dolphins after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Watkins signed a $555,000, one-year contract with Miami and joined the team Tuesday. ''It's the most exciting time in my life again,'' he said after practice. ''I've had a grin on my face since this...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Former 1st-round pick Watkins signs with Dolphins

Former first-round draft pick Danny Watkins has signed a $555,000, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Watkins, a guard, spent two seasons with the Eagles and started 18 games before losing his job early last year. He was a surprise choice with the 23rd overall selection at age 26 when the Eagles made him the oldest first-round pick...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins close to signing former 1st round pick Danny Watkins

The Dolphins might have a deal in place to sign recently cut Eagles Guard Danny Watkins. Watkins is a former 1st round pick who will provide the Dolphins with some depth on their o-line and some insurance for guard John Jerry. Jason La Canfora tweeted the former 1st round pick will sign with the Dolphins however Dolphins beat writer Adam Beasley tweeted per Joe Panos, Watkins...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles cut former first rounder Danny Watkins

The Philadelphia Eagles are releasing offensive lineman Danny Watkins. Source: #Eagles OL Danny Watkins, former 1st round pick, is being released. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2013 The Eagles took Watkins with the 23rd overall pick back in 2011.  He never seemed to get on the same page with new head coach Chip Kelly.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Fire Is Out; Watkins Released

The Philadelphia Eagles has parted ways with 2011 first round draft pick Danny Watkins. Watkins will go down as one of the biggest busts of the Andy Reid era, with his inability to stay healthy and learn the complexity of Howard Mudd’s system. The release of Watkins did not come as a surprise, as the 28-year old Watkins will look to find new life in the NFL. Besides releasing...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Danny Watkins headed to the CFL?

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...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Football is not pretty---ask Danny Watkins...

If there were any doubt among us, NFL football is far from a glamorous sport... It is about a small window of opportunity... and that window is framed by heavy lifting, a lot of running up hills with weights attached, severe diet control, and incredible confrontation with heat and physical abuse... and that's just the entry point of qualification for training camp. And...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Injury Report: LaSean McCoy, Danny Watkins, Nate Allen

Philadelphia Eagles running back LaSean McCoy has been dealing with an illness that has kept him from practicing the past two days, but he still expects to play against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. McCoy missed practice again on Thursday.  A source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed the various reports that McCoy will...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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