October 7, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles guard Danny Watkins (63) and center Dallas Reynolds (66) in pass protection against Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins plan to sign former Philadelphia Eagles guard Danny Watkins


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:


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.




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