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New Orleans Saints


Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson - #82 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 12/18/1980
Birthplace Norfolk, VA
College Georgia
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 32nd pick by Patriots

Future uncertain for Saints OLT Bushrod

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
A hole at left tackle will command the Saints' attention this offseason if they fail to re-sign OLT Jermon Bushrod.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Panthers defeat Saints to end year on four-game win streak

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday.

Saints DE Smith will be back only at reduced rate

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Saints put questions about Sean Payton’s future to rest with the announcement of his new contract, and one of the next big issues for the team to tackle will be its salary-cap situation.

Saints place Thomas on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Saints placed RB Pierre Thomas (knee) on injured reserve on Saturday. 

Report: Saints, Payton agree to contract extension

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
The Saints and Sean Payton agreed in principle to a multi-year contract extension, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Saints play spoiler in 34-31 victory over Cowboys

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field in overtime, and the Saints damaged Dallas' playoff hopes with a 34-31 victory against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Graham's contract will draw Saints' attention

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
TE Jimmy Graham will be entering his contract year in 2013 if he and the Saints don't work out an extension this offseason.

Key matchup: Saints defense vs. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 16 meeting between the Saints and Cowboys.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Saints have to consider possibility of Payton's departure

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Saints don’t want to lose Sean Payton this offseason, but they want to be compensated for his services if he departs.

Saints roll past Buccaneers 41-0

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints recorded their first shutout since 1995 in a 41-0 victory over the Buccaneers.

Saints place S Jenkins on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that they have placed FS Malcolm Jenkins and OT Charles Brown on injured reserve.

Saints coach: Witnesses lied in NFL investigation

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 10:57 p.m. ET
Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said Thursday witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints lied about him and the organization.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 16, 2011
The Browns placed Watson on injured reserve, ending his season with three games left. Watson suffered his third concussion since July last week against the Steelers.||||||| Watson, who was Cleveland's leading receiver last season and had 37 catches this year, visited a specialist on head injuries earlier this week. "He's disappointed," said coach Pat Shurmur, who has spoken with Watson. "But it's the right course of action right now. He wishes he could still be with us but we'll make this move now and hopefully get him back next year." Shurmur said Watson did not discuss the possibility of retiring with him.
Posted Oct. 23, 2011
Watson is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.||||||| Both players were hurt in Cleveland's win on Sunday over Seattle. Coach Pat Shurmur said Massaquoi and Watson, who have a combined 38 receptions, both attended team meetings Tuesday and neither have yet been ruled out of this week's game in San Francisco.
Posted Sept. 26, 2011
Watson caught a team-high five passes for 52 yards in a 17-16 win Sunday over winless Miami.||||||| Watson is tied for the team lead with 10 receptions.
Posted July 30, 2011
Watson walked off the Cleveland Browns practice field after taking a blow to the back of the head.||||||| New coach Pat Shurmur said Saturday that Watson apparently took a knee to the back of his helmet during the team's first practice. Watson slipped to the ground on the turf and was hit. He went to the sidelines, then slowly walked to the locker room, accompanied by trainers.
Posted Dec. 20, 2010
Watson caught a game-high seven passes for 92 yards in Sunday's 19-17 loss in Cincinnati.||||||| Watson bounced back after a one-catch, eight-yard performance in Week 14 and is a decent option at the tight end position as long as Colt McCoy remains under center.

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