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Danny Watkins | Guard | #62

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/6/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 310
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (23) / PHI
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Former Eagles first-round OG Danny Watkins is done with football.
29-year-old Watkins was the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft but was a colossal bust. He was cut by coach Chip Kelly last season and landed in Miami, playing just six offensive snaps. Watkins worked as a firefighter before joining the NFL. He's now back at the firehouse, working at a station in Dallas. Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:11:00 AM

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Dolphins RG Danny Watkins "struggled with playing fast" and "worried about making too many mistakes," according to former Eagles teammate Jason Kelce.

Watkins was released last week and went through waivers unclaimed before signing with the Dolphins for the third-year veteran minimum. Despite limited playing time last year, he rated as the No. 54 overall guard by Pro Football Focus and struggled mightily in pass protection this preseason. Watkins is expected to serve as a strict backup to John Jerry.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Dolphins signed OG Danny Watkins to a one-year contract.

Watkins was cut by the Eagles on Saturday, taking rumors that he doesn't like to play football with him. It ended a two-year run that saw the former Canadian fireman go from "safe" first-round pick to inept backup. Watkins can only play guard, so he won't be able to help the Dolphins if Jonathan Martin faceplants. The deal is likely for the third-year minimum of $555,000.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:29:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Dolphins plan to sign free agent OG Danny Watkins.

Watkins' agent, Joe Panos, is denying the report by saying, "Not true. I'm his agent. I think I would know." Watkins worked out for the Dolphins on Monday after going unclaimed on waivers Sunday. He'd be nothing more than a guard-only reserve in Miami, making him a candidate to be a weekly inactive.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 09:49:00 PM

The Dolphins worked out free agent OG Danny Watkins on Monday.

The Dolphins need guard help. There's been speculation -- fueled by Eagles GM Howie Roseman's recent comments -- that Watkins lacks passion to play football. He's apparently still interested in collecting paychecks, if he's willing to work out for teams. Watkins went unclaimed on waivers Sunday.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Eagles 2011 first-round pick Danny Watkins passed through waivers unclaimed and is now a free agent.

According to the Philly Inquirer, "word is" Watkins still wants to play football, even if he didn't act like it with the Eagles. He was not claimed because of a high salary from his rookie contract. Watkins could wind up resurfacing for the third-year NFL minimum, assuming he wants to go through with it.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 06:09:00 PM

CSN Philly's Rueben Frank suspects ex-Eagles first-round pick Danny Watkins' playing days are over.

Based on getting to know Watkins in the locker room, Frank believes the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft's "heart was (n)ever in football," and Frank thinks Watkins "doesn't like playing the game." This is probably the best explanation for why a player so highly regarded fell flat on his face in the NFL. We're still interested to see if Watkins gets claimed on waivers.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Eagles waived OG Danny Watkins.

Considered a "safe" first-round draft pick in 2011, Watkins was a complete bust in two seasons with Philadelphia, getting rag-dolled on the field and often struggling to stay on it for injury and performance reasons. He may still get some looks on waivers from teams that liked Watkins coming out of Baylor. Watkins' college teammate, Jason Smith, has also been a total NFL flop.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:28:00 PM

CSN Philly expects the Eagles to part ways with 2011 first-round OG Danny Watkins at final cuts.

Coach Chip Kelly offered Watkins tepid praise after Thursday's preseason finale. "There's always really some good out of Danny, but there's also some mistakes out of Danny," Kelly said. "So it's gonna be a battle when you feel good about your (starting) five." Watkins has started just 18 games in two years. He's been a massive bust. The only thing saving him could be his fully guaranteed salary.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Eagles OG Danny Watkins reported to the team facility with a concussion on Monday.

Watkins was experiencing "headaches," potentially stemming from the Eagles' preseason opener. Missed time will hurt Watkins' chances of making the team. The 2011 first-round pick has played like a bust through two seasons.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:14:00 PM

Eagles OG Danny Watkins is currently behind journeyman Allen Barbre on the depth chart.

With LG Evan Mathis recovering from ankle surgery, Watkins had a chance to prove he belongs on the roster as a backup. Instead, Barbre has been taking all of the first-team reps in Mathis' absence. The former first-round pick is long past bust status, and is a candidate for release.
Source: CSN Philly
Tue, May 28, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Eagles OG Danny Watkins is a candidate for release.

The former first-round pick is out of a starting spot after the team drafted RT Lane Johnson with the No. 4 overall pick, pushing incumbent RT Todd Herremans to right guard. Watkins has been thoroughly terrible in his two seasons. According to Pro Football Focus, Watkins has given up 31 hurries in 23 games. If he can't find a job in the NFL, the CFL's BC Lions hold Watkins' rights.
Sat, May 4, 2013 06:55:00 PM

Philly Mag suggests G Danny Watkins could be a candidate for release.

Watkins, the No. 23 overall pick in the 2011 draft, has conjured up thoughts of legendary Eagles draft busts such as Mike Mamula and Jerome McDougle. It got so bad last season that he lost his starting job to a street free agent and finished out the year as a healthy scratch. Chip Kelly will make his own evaluations, but it's clear Andy Reid had given up hope. Watkins reportedly carries a $2.15 million hit if he's cut before next season.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Eagles G Danny Watkins is a healthy scratch once again in Week 17.

It's Watkins' second straight healthy scratch as he's lost the starting right guard job to street free agent Jake Scott. The Andy Reid regime has whiffed on a lot of first-round picks over the last 14 seasons, but taking Watkins 23rd overall in 2011 could go down as the worst selection. Nick Foles (concussion) is active, but will not see the field as Michael Vick gets an audition. The rest of the Eagles' inactives: WR Greg Salas, RB Chris Polk, OL Matt Kopa, TE Evan Moore, DT Fletcher Cox and LB Mychal Kendricks.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 11:51:00 AM

Even though Danny Watkins (ankle) is healthy, Jake Scott will continue to start at right guard.

It's another blow to the stock of Watkins, the Eagles' first-round pick last season. Scott has come off the street and solidified the offensive line, whereas Watkins was a major part of the early-season problem.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:01:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6B.J. Daniels
7Johnny Manziel
8Seth Lobato
9Christian Ponder
10Bryn Renner
11Ryan Williams
12Tim Tebow
13Brad Sorensen
14McLeod Bethel-Thompson
15Matt Blanchard
16Pat Devlin
17R.J. Archer
18Garrett Gilbert
19Cody Fajardo
20Shane Carden
21Griffin Neal
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chase Rettig
24Chandler Harnish
25Jake Waters
26Connor Shaw
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Toby Gerhart
4Zurlon Tipton
5LaMichael James
6Alonzo Harris
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Josh Harris
10Anthony Dixon
11Rajion Neal
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Brandon Ross
16Jerome Smith
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19Kevin Monangai
20LaVance Taylor
21Lache Seastrunk
22Keshawn Hill
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Derrick Coleman
8Trey Millard
9Brad Smelley
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Dwayne Bowe
6Preston Parker
7Kris Durham
8Josh Morgan
9Jacoby Ford
10Tyler Davis
11Tevin Reese
12Ricky Collins
13Zach D'Orazio
14Kenzel Doe
15Damaris Johnson
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Reggie Dunn
20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Quenton Bundrage
34Josh Harper
35Marquez Clark
36L'Damian Washington
37David Porter
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Marcus Thigpen
6Denarius Moore
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10Jacoby Jones
11A.J. Jenkins
12Emory Blake
13Onterio McCalebb
14Tandon Doss
15Mike Brown
16Devante Davis
17Jimmie Hunt
18Devon Wylie
19Marlon Brown
20Phil Bates
21Ryan Lankford
22Milton Williams III
23Michael Preston
24Isiah Ferguson
25Daniel Rodriguez
26James Butler
27Marcus Harris
28Ryan Whalen
29Clyde Gates
30Tom Nelson
31Paul Browning
32Austin Willis
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Saalim Hakim
38Juron Criner
39Chris King
40Trindon Holliday
41Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Chase Ford
6Beau Gardner
7Mickey Shuler
8D.J. Williams
9Rob Blanchflower
10Jacob Maxwell
11Mike McFarland
12Nick Kasa
13Richard Gordon
14Chase Dixon
15David Paulson
16Steve Maneri
17Jimmay Mundine
18Cameron Clear
19Brandon Barden
20Kevin Greene
21Gerell Robinson
22Dan Light
23Jordan Thompson
24Jay Rome
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2John Fullington
3Eugene Monroe
4Tyson Chandler
5Will Beatty
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Luke Marquardt
9Keith Lumpkin
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Edawn Coughman
4Ben Heenan
5Sean Hickey
6Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
7Tanner Hawkinson
8Darren Keyton
9Cory Tucker
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
4Braxston Cave
5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Leon Brown
6Adam Replogle
7Ronald Patrick
RT1Mike Adams
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Lamar Holmes
4Zeth Ramsay
5Kelvin Palmer
6Patrick Miller
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Mike Meyer
10Andrew Furney
11Justin Manton
12Corey Acosta
13Ty Long