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Report: Dolphins show interest in ex-Eagles guard Danny Watkins

Danny Watkins, Howard Mudd AP

The Eagles parted ways with Danny Watkins on Saturday. On Sunday, he went unclaimed on waivers.

However, on Monday came news that the 2011 first-round pick has apparently received some interest from another club. According to Howard Balzer of Grand Slam Sports, Watkins was to have a “tryout” with the Dolphins, Balzer tweeted Monday. It’s unclear whether the tryout has occurred or will be occurring.

The 28-year-old Watkins appeared in 23 regular-season games in two seasons with Philadelphia, making 18 starts.

Richie Incognito and John Jerry are the Dolphins’ starting guards, and both were 16-game starters in 2012. Rookie Dallas Thomas is currently listed as the only reserve guard on Miami’s depth chart.

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13 Responses to “Report: Dolphins show interest in ex-Eagles guard Danny Watkins”
  1. 123makarov says: Sep 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    Watkins will land somewhere. I’ll be surprised if it’s before October 1 – when he’s due $1.1M.

    He might turn out to be an OK backup. Which means he was a huge bust as a 1st round pick.

  2. tedmurph says: Sep 2, 2013 7:05 PM

    By all accounts, this guy doesn’t like playing FB. Why give him a paycheck, even as a backup. I’d rather have a guy with a little less talent, that’s hungry instead of having a 1rst rnd pedigree. They may have been better off keeping the guard they waived that was picked up by NE.

  3. green41563 says: Sep 2, 2013 7:28 PM

    Using a #1 pick on a guy who turned 27 as a rookie. Good lord.

  4. dolphins4 says: Sep 2, 2013 7:40 PM

    Watkins can be a really good starting offensive lineman with the right coaching.

  5. illinininer says: Sep 2, 2013 8:12 PM

    The fact the Eagles released him and neither the Chiefs or the Colts claimed him is all you need to know. Everyone involved with drafting him is uninterested.

  6. greymares says: Sep 2, 2013 8:29 PM

    dolphins4 says:
    Sep 2, 2013 7:40 PM
    Watkins can be a really good starting offensive lineman with the right coaching.———————————————————————————————-Man i wish i had talent evaluators like you in my fantasy league,

  7. phillyphever says: Sep 2, 2013 8:30 PM

    green41563 says: Sep 2, 2013 7:28 PM

    Using a #1 pick on a guy who turned 27 as a rookie. Good lord.

    The Reid error in a nutshell.

  8. ghjjf says: Sep 2, 2013 8:41 PM

    If Juan Castillo couldn’t coach this guy, what makes the Dolphins think that they can?

  9. claymatthewshairplugs says: Sep 2, 2013 8:48 PM

    Wow that guy was one young rookie.

    - Brandon Weeden

  10. officialgame says: Sep 2, 2013 9:39 PM

    Castillo didn’t coach him Howard Mudd did, and God himself couldn’t motivate Watkins.

  11. youcantmakemepickausername says: Sep 2, 2013 10:35 PM

    ghjjf says: Sep 2, 2013 8:41 PM

    If Juan Castillo couldn’t coach this guy, what makes the Dolphins think that they can?
    ———————————————————

    Because Juan Castillo never coached him? That is unless part of Andy Reid’s brilliant scheme when he made Castillo Defensive Coordinator was to still let him coach offensive line in his spare time.

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 3, 2013 3:47 AM

    The Eagles cuts are not a good place to shop for quality players. Like shopping for an engagement ring at wal mart.

  13. irkjames says: Sep 3, 2013 11:39 AM

    ghjjf says:
    Sep 2, 2013 8:41 PM
    If Juan Castillo couldn’t coach this guy, what makes the Dolphins think that they can?
    ___________

    officialgame says:
    Sep 2, 2013 9:39 PM
    Castillo didn’t coach him Howard Mudd did, and God himself couldn’t motivate Watkins.
    ___________

    The same coaching staff that turned “The Dirtiest Player in the NFL” into a Pro Bowl left guard.

    If Watkins will be forced to start at some point, he’ll be playing between Mike Pouncey and Tyson Clabo, which is a good situation for anyone who plays offensive line professionally.

    Having Pouncey beside you alone would make any guard look better.

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