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Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:40 pm
by JoeZagorski
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!
Sincerely,
Joe Zagorski

Re: Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:36 pm
by Jay Z
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.

Re: Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:56 pm
by JeffreyMiller
Dick Cunningham shared the story with me. I'll send you the transcript.

Re: Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:00 am
by lietzaro24
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.

Re: Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:07 pm
by GameBeforeTheMoney
This is a great resource for trade info

https://www.prosportstransactions.com/f ... Search.php

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

Re: Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:12 am
by SixtiesFan
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.

Re: Larry Watkins

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:49 pm
by JoeZagorski
Thanks Guys!
Joe Zagorski