The Eagles parted ways with Danny Watkins on Saturday. On Sunday, he went unclaimed on waivers. With onday being the NFL’s ultimate garage sale day and offensive linemen being of high demand in the depth department, it was only a matter of time before one of the NFL’s other franchises decided to give Watkins a look.
So it was to no surprise that on Monday came news that the 2011 first-round pick has received some interest from another club. According to Howard Balzer of Grand Slam Sports, Watkins tried out for the Dolphins as they look to add reinforcements ahead of Week One
The 28-year-old Watkins appeared in 23 regular-season games in two seasons with Philadelphia, making 18 starts before the Eagles decided to go in another direction as the implement Chip Kelly’s offence and the new roster parts that come with it. Watkins use in Philly was clearly over with the team waiving him and he wasted little time in finding another job to occupy him right after he cleared the waiver wire.
Richie Incognito and John Jerry are the Dolphins’ starting guards, and both were 16-game starters in 2012 so it is unlikely that Watkins was brought in for anything other than an insurance policy in case of emergency. Rookie Dallas Thomas is currently listed as the only reserve guard on Miami’s depth chart. so Watkins will be a welcome addition for the Dolphins should he make the team as Miami is understocked at the guard position and could use a veteran like Watkins to plug into the system should the worst happen and Incognito or Terry go down to injury at some point in 2013.