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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
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Bryan Bennett
5Johnny Manziel
6Tim Tebow
7Christian Ponder
8Brad Sorensen
9Seth Lobato
10Jerry Lovelocke
11Pat Devlin
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14B.J. Daniels
15R.J. Archer
16Chase Rettig
17Chandler Harnish
18Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Jeremy Stewart
15Michael Dyer
16Keshawn Hill
17LaVance Taylor
18Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Joe Don Duncan
5Derrick Coleman
6Henry Hynoski
7Brad Smelley
8Trey Millard
9Jordan Campbell
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Vincent Brown
6Dwayne Bowe
7Preston Parker
8Kris Durham
9Seantavius Jones
10Jacoby Ford
11Tyler Davis
12Josh Morgan
13Tevin Reese
14LaRon Byrd
15Robert Herron
16Solomon Patton
17Damian Williams
18Ricky Collins
19Zach D'Orazio
20Kenzel Doe
21Carlton Mitchell
22Reggie Dunn
23Freddie Martino
24Armon Binns
25Tyler McDonald
26Ezell Ruffin
27Josh Harper
28Marquez Clark
29Travis Labhart
30Donatella Luckett
31Lance Lewis
32Josh Stewart
33Donte Foster
34L'Damian Washington
35David Porter
36DaVaris Daniels
WR21Roddy White
2Riley Cooper
3Marcus Thigpen
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Joe Morgan
7Austin Pettis
8Ryan Broyles
9Jacoby Jones
10Onterio McCalebb
11A.J. Jenkins
12Rico Richardson
13Emory Blake
14Mike Brown
15Tandon Doss
16Jimmie Hunt
17Devon Wylie
18Devante Davis
19Ryan Lankford
20Daniel Rodriguez
21James Butler
22Phil Bates
23Michael Preston
24Milton Williams III
25Marcus Harris
26Ryan Whalen
27Clyde Gates
28Tom Nelson
29Christion Jones
30Saalim Hakim
31Juron Criner
32Andre Davis
33Demetrius Wilson
34Josh Reese
35Trevor Harman
36Paul Browning
37Trindon Holliday
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Orson Charles
8Chase Ford
9Chase Dixon
10Nick Kasa
11D.J. Williams
12Rob Blanchflower
13Jacob Maxwell
14Steve Maneri
15Jimmay Mundine
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Gerell Robinson
19Brandon Barden
20Jake Murphy
21Ryan Taylor
22Brett Brackett
23Michael Egnew
24Dan Light
LT1Pierce Burton
2Micah Hatchie
3Tyson Chandler
4Jason Fox
5Will Beatty
6Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Matt Slauson
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Tanner Hawkinson
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Khaled Holmes
3Brian De La Puente
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Ronald Patrick
7Adam Replogle
RT1Nate Chandler
2Kelvin Palmer
K1Justin Manton
2Mike Meyer
3Carey Spear
4Billy Cundiff
5Connor Barth
6Brandon Bogotay
7Kyle Brindza
8Andrew Furney