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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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Christian Ponder
9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Pat Devlin
15Garrett Gilbert
16R.J. Archer
17Cody Fajardo
18Shane Carden
19Griffin Neal
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dylan Thompson
24Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Alonzo Harris
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Brandon Ross
15Jerome Smith
16Rajion Neal
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19Keshawn Hill
20Kevin Monangai
21LaVance Taylor
22Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Joe Don Duncan
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Shane Wynn
5Miles Austin
6Dwayne Bowe
7Andre Roberts
8Preston Parker
9Kris Durham
10Seantavius Jones
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Tevin Reese
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Damaris Johnson
19Robert Herron
20Solomon Patton
21Damian Williams
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Josh Harper
34Marquez Clark
35L'Damian Washington
36David Porter
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Jacoby Jones
10Ryan Broyles
11Rico Richardson
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Jimmie Hunt
19Devon Wylie
20Marlon Brown
21Phil Bates
22Isiah Ferguson
23Ryan Lankford
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Ryan Whalen
30Marcus Harris
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Saalim Hakim
39Trindon Holliday
40Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Mike McFarland
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jordan Thompson
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2John Fullington
3Micah Hatchie
4Will Beatty
5Jason Fox
6Tyson Chandler
7Bryan Witzmann
8Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Ben Heenan
4Sean Hickey
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Khaled Holmes
3Braxston Cave
4Brian De La Puente
5Ben Clarke
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Michael Liedtke
5Paul Fanaika
6Michael Huey
7Patrick Omameh
8Leon Brown
9Ronald Patrick
10Adam Replogle
11Jake Bernstein
RT1Mike Adams
2Nate Chandler
3Brett Boyko
4Lamar Holmes
5Kelvin Palmer
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Kyle Brindza
4Brad Craddock
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Mike Meyer
9Andrew Furney
10Justin Manton
11Corey Acosta
12Patrick Murray
13Ty Long