Former 1st-round pick Watkins signs with Dolphins

    2013-09-03 11:29

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Former first-round draft pick Danny Watkins has signed a $555,000, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Watkins, a guard, spent two seasons with the Eagles and started 18 games before losing his job early last year. He was a surprise choice with the 23rd overall selection at age 26 when the Eagles made him the oldest first-round pick at that time since 1980.

Watkins was expected to join the Dolphins for Tuesday's practice. He'll provide depth behind starting guards Richie Incognito and John Jerry.

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Miami waived second-year center Josh Samuda.

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