Watkins Asks to Play Final Exhibition

Eagles first-round pick Danny Watkins asked to play in the final preseason game. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Andy Reid doesn't play starters in the final preseason game, ever since 2001, whenplaying  one series in that contest ended the Eagles career of starting center Bubba Miller.

But first-round rookie right guard Danny Watkins will play Thursday, Watkins confirmed today, as he hurried to a meeting.

"I asked for it," Watkins said.

Earlier, in the locker room, rookie center Jason Kelce said he worked at right guard with the first team today, which was the scout team, since the object of the practice was to get ready the guys who are going to play against the Jets (i.e., the nonstarters).

So Watkins will work with subs Thursday, just to get experience, as he tries to make up for a late start learning offensive line coach Howard Mudd's system.

More later from the Michael Vick press conference.