Larry Watkins

Larry Watkins

Postby JoeZagorski » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:40 pm

Hey Guys:
Do any of you know the particulars of the acquisition of Larry Watkins from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills in 1973? I need to know the exact date that Watkins was obtained by the Bills, and who (or what draft choices/money) Lou Saban traded away to get him. Thanks once again guys!
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Re: Larry Watkins

Postby Jay Z » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:36 pm

Most newspaper reports of the trade were 8/17/1973. I usually assume the trade happened the prior day.

It was a straight player trade for linebacker Dick Cunningham.
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Re: Larry Watkins

Postby JeffreyMiller » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:56 pm

Dick Cunningham shared the story with me. I'll send you the transcript.
"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football."
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Re: Larry Watkins

Postby lietzaro24 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:00 am

The Sporting News Football Register 1975 edition states the trade was made on 8/16/1973 and Watkins was traded for Dick Cunningham, as stated previously.
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Re: Larry Watkins

Postby GameBeforeTheMoney » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:07 pm

This is a great resource for trade info ... Search.php

Looks like he was traded on Aug 16, 1973 for Dick Cunningham. Hope that helps....


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Re: Larry Watkins

Postby SixtiesFan » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:12 am

Jim Braxton was injured going into the 1973 season. Larry Watkins was obtained to replace him. Braxton didn't come back until week 9 and was very effective alongside O.J. the rest of the year, blocking and running.
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Re: Larry Watkins

Postby JoeZagorski » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:49 pm

Thanks Guys!
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