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Chargers sign Watkins

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by chargerlipz, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    By Chargers.com

    The San Diego Chargers signed strong safety Pat Watkins on Monday and waived wide receiver Gary Banks.
    Watkins, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound free agent, is a fifth-year player that spent his first four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He played in 13 games last season and finished second on the team with 18 special teams tackles and also recorded 22 on defense.

    A neck injury limited him to eight games in 2008, but he led the Cowboys with 25 special teams tackles in ’07 and made 49 tackles and three interceptions on defense in ’06, starting nine of his 14 games.

    The Cowboys drafted Watkins out of Florida State in 2006. Watkins was a college teammate of Chargers defensive lineman Travis Johnson. He also played with inside linebacker Kevin Burnett for three seasons and wide receiver Patrick Crayton for four seasons in Dallas.

    Watkins will wear No. 26 for the Chargers
     
  2. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    looks like a decent special teams player :icon_shrug:
     
  3. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    So sounds like Banks got Odd man outed.
     
  4. gsxr

    gsxr BoltTalker

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    Sounds kinda skinny. Maybe wireie, but can handle himself. Hope he's not all neck. ;-)
     
  5. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    sounds like he'll be cut in two weeks
     
  6. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    So we have six safeties?

    Weddle, Gregory, Oliver, Stuckey, Teal, Watkins.

    Wtf?
     
  7. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    Great special teams signing (he was a dynamo for the Cowboys last season and got odd-man-outed by Barry Church in this year's preseason because he was injured for most of the PS), hope to god he never sees the field in safety duty. He doesn't move well laterally in space or track the ball in the air with any ease. It doesn't bode well for your ability as a safety if you can't be out Gerald Sensabaugh (who has little to no special teams value) for a depth roster spot.
     
  8. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    He is the exact same build as Kassim Osgood, and apparently a very good special teams player.

    I don't expct to see him on defense at all.
     
  9. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Maybe he has a wish to be a WR and catch a few passes...
     
  10. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    Can he block on the punt team? :mad:
     
  11. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Supposedly, this guy is a special teams ace or something... We got him from the Cowbags. What next, Wade (Son Of A Bum) Phillips signs on as special teams coach?...

    Pointy
     
  12. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    Maybe one of these guys will stick on the first team with Weddle. I bloody hope so!

    Stuckey has gotta show something in the rest of the years games otherwise you can guarantee we will be back looking for another safety on draft day.
     

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