The Philadelphia Eagles has parted ways with 2011 first round draft pick Danny Watkins.
Watkins will go down as one of the biggest busts of the Andy Reid era, with his inability to stay healthy and learn the complexity of Howard Mudd’s system.
The release of Watkins did not come as a surprise, as the 28-year old Watkins will look to find new life in the NFL.
Besides releasing Watkins, the Eagles made some surprising cuts, including releasing tight end Clay Harbor, undrafted rookie free agent Russel Shepard, and rookie Michael Bamiro.
Expect Shepard and Bamiro to be practice squad candidates if they pass through waivers.
Harbor should be claimed by another tight end needy team (hint hint, Patriots).
The Eagles also released safety David Sims.
Jeff McLane of the Inquirer reports that the Birds will be keeping safety Colt Anderson and linebacker Jake Knott.
The current roster stands at 57. The Eagles have until 6 PM to get down to 53, per NFL rules.
Via: Eagles Faithful