Offensive guard Danny Watkins entered the preseason on the chopping block 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 doing what Andy Reid should have done long ago:
Release the colossal draft-bust. The Eagles parted ways with Danny Watkins on Saturday, and unsurprisingly, he went unclaimed on waivers. Watkins was due $1.1 million in guaranteed money, so that helped him go unclaimed.
The 2011 first-round pick now hopes to get a fresh start with a new team, and that may be the Miami Dolphins:
G Danny Watkins, cut by Eagles, has tryout with Dolphins.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 2, 2013
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.
After cutting Watkins on Saturday, General Manager Howie Roseman said that he thought Watkins would benefit from a change in scenery because the guard couldn’t “handle the pressure” of being a top pick in Philadelphia in a way that wasn’t working for him.