Eagles sign DeVan for O-line depth

Danny Watkins is the Eagles’ starting right guard.

The team has the utmost confidence in its No. 1 draft pick.

However, it always helps to have insurance. So the Eagles signed veteran Kyle DeVan — one day after he was cut by Indianapolis.

“I had to move on, I had to find another job,” DeVan said. “And I’m just happy to be here, happy to have a job, happy to be part of a great organization in a city that’s historically known for great fans and great football.”

DeVan took reps with the scout team yesterday at practice. He said the techniques and calls are similar to what they ran in Indianapolis, where Howard Mudd coached the offensive line from 1998-2009.

“I’m just trying to learn the plays; like I said, the cadence is completely different than [Colts QB] Peyton’s [Manning],” DeVan said. “So you know whatever I have to do to get better is what I’m going to do.”

The 26-year-old started 21 regular-season games for the Colts from 2009-10. He was the team’s starting right guard in Super Bowl XLIV and spent one year in Mudd’s system.

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