Free agent offensive guard Danny Watkins is hoping to catch-on with another NFL team after a lackluster career with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he wasn’t able to do enough during training camp to prevent new head coach Chip Kelly from parting ways with the former Baylor Bear on Saturday.
After he went unclaimed on waivers, the third-year guard became a free agent, and can now sign with whichever NFL team he wants to.
The 2011 first-round pick now hopes to get a fresh start with a new team, and that may be the Miami Dolphins, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports:
Former Eagles 1st rnd pick Danny Watkins will sign w/MIA. Guard visited Fins, was getting interest from other teams after clearing waivers
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 3, 2013
While it’s nice to see Watkins getting a chance to live up to his potential as a first-round draft pick, he likely won’t be getting a lot of playing time in Miami. With Richie Incognito and John Jerry as the Dolphins’ starting guards, it’s unlikely Watkins will be anything more than a backup
The 28-year-old Watkins appeared in 23 regular-season games in two seasons with Philadelphia, making 18 starts.