Monday, December 22, 2014

Eagles sign most draft picks but not Watkins

The Eagles said they have signed all their draft picks except first-round pick Danny Watkins, expected to start at guard, and seventh-round picks Greg Lloyd, a linebacker from Connecticut, and Stanley Havili, a fullback from USC. All the deals are for four years.

Eagles sign most draft picks but not Watkins

Danny Watkins will not be able to practice with teammates until he is signed. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Danny Watkins will not be able to practice with teammates until he is signed. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

UPDATE:

The Eagles said they have signed all their draft picks except first-round pick Danny Watkins, expected to start at guard, and seventh-round picks Greg Lloyd, a linebacker from Connecticut, and Stanley Havili, a fullback from USC. All the deals are for four years.

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The reporters are here, the cameras are here, even the green arrows helpfully posted by the Eagles to show the way around the winding campus roads are here, but so far there is little news at Lehigh and few players.

The Eagles top two picks, Danny Watkins and Jaiquawn Jarrett aren't here yet either - neither has signed contracts, though agents for both were hopeful something can get done before practices begin. Watkins was here in the morning but sent home until he's under contract.

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FoxSports.com reported that fifth round pick Dion Lewis signed a four-year deal worth about $2.2 million.

LeSean McCoy is the biggest name to roll up so far. Winston Justice, Moise Fokou and Darryl Tapp are among others to unload their cars into the dorms.

No sign of DeSean Jackson yet - though that's not quite news. Teams that open training camp today are giving players until Thursday to report before facing any fines, due to the quick turn-around from the signing of the new labor deal on Monday.

Asked if Jackson would be here, though, McCoy wasn't exactly re-assuring.

"I'm not sure," he said - which doesn't sound like much, though usually players can be pretty sure their teammates will all arrive.

"He comes or he doesn't come, I support him, support the team," McCoy said.

Winston Justice said he is still nursing the knee injury he sustained in December. He said he's taking it "day-by-day" and that he doesn't want to risk re-injuring it. He didn't sound very confident that he'd be able to practice right away, though he didn't say anything definitive on that.

We're scheduled to hear from Andy Reid at 5.

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