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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Roseman helped evaluate Watkins

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman may not have pulled the trigger on Danny Watkins, the first-round pick released Saturday.
      Also cut, promising rookie OL Mike Bamiro.

But in explaining the failure of Watkins,  Roseman didn't sound at all like he saw any red flags in his evaluation of the undersized guard.

Roseman implied the personnel people who picked Watkins aren’t around anymore. At least one of the evaluators remains, however.

“When you watched Danny play, the toughness, the hockey-playing aspect of him never translated to Philadelphia,” Roseman said. “And that’s one of the things I told him today was when you watched him at Baylor and when you watched him at the Senior Bowl, and when you met him he had this innate toughness about him. You felt like you were getting an enforcer. He never let himself go here, on that. I don’t know why. I told him that was part of the thing that I was most confused by because that was something that everyone at Baylor told you about and you saw on his play in the field. I think it all goes back to the pressure he put on himself here.”

Here's the entire piece (http://goo.gl/IQ0xyz). You evaluate the GM's role.

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