Philadelphia Eagles cut former first-round pick Danny Watkins

Guard Danny Watkins #63 of the Philadelphia Eagles before a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012
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Danny Watkins is released by the Philadelphia Eagles just two years after being selected with their 2011 first-round pick.

The Philadelphia Eagles have released former first-round pick Danny Watkins as part of their roster cut down.

The Eagles selected the offensive lineman 23rd overall in the 2011 draft out of Baylor.

The 28-year-old struggled during his first two seasons in the NFL in pass protection and fell down the depth chart during the off-season under Chip Kelly, leading to his release this afternoon.

Philadelphia face the Washington Redskins in their regular season opener on September 9.

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