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Dolphins have tryout scheduled with G Danny Watkins

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  1. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    The Dolphins worked out free agent OG Danny Watkins on Monday.
    The Dolphins need guard help. There's been speculation -- fueled by Eagles GM Howie Roseman's recent comments -- that Watkins lacks passion to play football. He's apparently still interested in collecting paychecks, if he's willing to work out for teams. Watkins went unclaimed on waivers Sunday. Sep 2 - 6:13 PM
    Source: Howard Balzer on Twitter
     
  3. CrunchTime

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    Born and raised in British Columbia, it was not until the age of 22 that Danny Watkins gave up his stick and his skates for a helmet and shoulder pads. While attending Butte College in Oroville, CA, Watkins first stepped onto a football field as a way to earn a scholarship and quickly established himself as one of the best junior college lineman in the nation, garnering All-America accolades as a sophomore. A first-round selection of the Birds in 2011, Watkins battled injuries in the latter half of the 2012 season after breaking into the Eagles offensive line with 12 starts in his rookie campaign.
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  4. anlgp

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    Please, no.
     
  5. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    I would not pay much attention to the rotoworld comment.The guy is a firefighter.He cant be that bad.
     
  6. anlgp

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    I'm speaking of his lack of playing ability on the field. I have seen him enough in Philly to know I don't want him in Miami.
     
  7. I think with his love for firefighting he might be a better fit with the Heat...
     
  8. PhinsRDbest

    PhinsRDbest Transform and Transcend

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    John Jerry could barely make it to the first quarter last Thursday, he's not ready to start so we need somebody to start there.
     
  9. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    What was said about him?
     
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  10. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I remember some of the gurus here really liked him before the 2010 draft. Alen was very vocal in his praise of Watkins as I recall.
     
  11. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't think he'd be a bad project at all, regardless of Grossman's unprofessionalism
     
  12. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Roseman seems like a real *** hole. Cannot imagine Ireland opening his pie hole and diss a cut player like that.
     
  13. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Fighter of the Nightman

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    No, he just calls their mothers prostitutes. :lol:


    But in all seriousness, what did Roseman say that was so bad? The only thing I could find was

    He might just be a great project for us. And if he's not, so be it...
     
  14. anlgp

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    Watkins played tackle at Baylor and Guard for the Eagles, and the Eagles did not give him much of a chance to play tackle for them even when Peters went down and they sorely needed a tackle.

    I don't know if this says more about the Eagles or Watkins, but take it FWIW
     
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  15. Boik14

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    Read the part bolded....

    I think Watkins was worth a look but if we dont offer a contract I can understand why. I havent seen much from him yet to indicate hes a starter at the NFL level
     
  16. padre31

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    Eh, great athlete, things went to crap in Philly so he may have been caught up in that situation.

    Didn't they have Howard Mudd maybe 1 yr? Then Reid sort of lost the handle on the Eagles as a whole.
     
  17. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    i've changed the title to acknowledge that Watkins might not have had his tryout yet. It might be scheduled for tomorrow.
     
  18. byroan

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    He's coming aboard.


    @JasonLaCanfora: Former Eagles 1st rnd pick Danny Watkins will sign w/MIA. Guard visited Fins, was getting interest from other teams after clearing waivers

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  19. Mexphin

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    Watkins did have a tryout with the Dolphins, but Panos said he hadn't yet heard back from Miami.
     
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    Good news to me,,, put his locker next to incog and let the kid get to work
     
  21. Mexphin

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    If he is signed, who is likely to be cut?
     
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  22. gilv13

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    Not a bad signing (If this is the indeed the case). Hopefully a change of scenery and a new coach will do him good.
     
  23. cdz12250

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    We have lots of extra DBs.

    We had to do something at right guard. I'm happy to see the level of desperation that this shows. Much better than not realizing the seriousness of the problem.
     
  24. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    I have a feeling Yeatman will be cut here... fml... although it should be Don Jones. BTW, until I see a 2nd source on him signing, I will call this unofficial. Jason La Canfloral is well known for sucking.
     
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  25. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    speculation that Josh Kaddu is the cut... just speculation...

    Josh Kaddu ‏@JoshKaddu 38m
    And it begins
     
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  26. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    I'll cut Josh Kaddu sooner or later :shifty:
     
  27. padre31

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    I hope so, looks like teams just did not want to pick up his rookie #1 pick deal, he MAYBE can play G and Tackle and is a good athlete with upside.

    Garner is a FA after this year, perhaps he can step in for Nate, who is the definition of "average".

    Besides, his a Canadian, you know Ireland and Canada...:lol:
     
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  28. cuchulainn

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    At the least, he is healthy and should be able to either compete with Jerry or provide some depth at RG and maybe tackle. Nothing ventured...
     
  29. PhinsRDbest

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    Plug him in a RG day 1, Jerry is not ready.
     
  30. Stitches

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    Ready or not, doesn't mean Watkins is a better option. In fact I'd go as far as saying that Jerry is the best option at RG on the team right now whether Watkins is here or not.
     
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  31. padre31

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    Agreed, like the pickup if it is true, but objectively he's behind both Jerry and Garner.

    What I do not like about all of this is Roseman takes a swipe, and now the meme has formed that "..he does not have the fire to play in the NFL..."

    He has not even practiced in Miami yet.
     
  32. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    Ya I dunno about all that. Sometimes a change of venue is just what the doctor ordered to get somebody re-motivated and ready to prove. Or could go the other way, no way to find out but to try it. Any aspiring OG or T that gets a call from Miami HAS to at least believe they have a shot at playing...considering our depth.
     
  33. padre31

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    That and to me, you just have to see how he handles things in Miami, he has a clean slate to me at least.

    It will take some time for him to just learn the linecalls, and in the waiver wire thread it was mentioned he had a concussion 3 weeks ago, so at least give the man some time to adjust etc.
     
  34. KB21

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    We will see if Miami can salvage Danny Watkins's career. Here's the thing. Many on here are putting him at right guard, and one of the reasons he was cut by Philly is because he did not fit well at right guard. The guy is a natural left sided player. He's a player I liked a lot during the draft, but for whatever reason, he hasn't played well as a pro.
     
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  35. ckparrothead

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    I trust Adam Beasley on this one. He says he called his agent and his agent said the report is untrue. He said if Danny had signed with Miami, as Danny's agent, he'd tend to think he'd know about that...but that Danny had a tryout with Miami and has yet to hear back from them.

    It could happen but it hasn't yet.
     
  36. Disgustipate

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    I don't think the reports are necessarily mutually exclusive. Could be both sides really like each other but the agent doesn't like that they are immediately surrendering any leverage when there are other teams interested.
     
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  37. Bpk

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    I keep hearing this. Wondering what people saw in the game, or PFF ratings or whatever to make them say this.

    I watched the game and don't remember coming away with this feeling. That said, I didn't key on Jerry.
     
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  38. Disgustipate

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    He didn't look good in the Bucs game, but he looked like pretty typical John Jerry to me vs. NO.
     
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  39. Stitches

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    Yea, me too. Looked the same as last year to me; good enough to get by, but still on the ground too much at the end of plays.
     
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  40. ckparrothead

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    Jerry was bad in the first game he played this preseason, and did not improve much in the next game.
     
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