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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

Report: Saints sign PK Carney

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
The Saints will carry two kickers on their roster after reportedly signing veteran PK John Carney on Tuesday.

Report: Saints will work out Carney

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Just hours after they lost to the Falcons in overtime, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Saints will work out former kicker John Carney this week.

With Bush out, Moore delivers for Saints

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
The Saints needed somebody to step up with RB Reggie Bush due to miss six weeks following a broken fibula. If Sunday was any indication, it looks like WR Lance Moore is going to be that guy.

Bush’s injury creates opportunity for Thomas

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
With Reggie Bush expected to be out for about another five weeks or so while his broken leg heals, word is Saints RB Pierre Thomas will play more snaps.

Saints re-sign RB Betts

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
With RB Reggie Bush expected to miss up to six weeks recovering from a broken leg, the Saints turned to a familiar face to add depth to their backfield Wednesday.

Report: Bush to miss six weeks

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Associated Press reports that Saints RB Reggie Bush has a broken fibula and will miss close to six weeks.

Bush hurts leg in Saints' win

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 2:44 a.m. ET
RB Reggie Bush had to leave the Saints' 25-22 victory over the 49ers Monday night due to a right leg injury. He's expected to get X-rays in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Saints' defense shines in win over 49ers

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal that barely fluttered through as time expired after Drew Brees set it up with a 30-yard completion to Marques Colston, and the Saints spoiled the San Francisco 49ers' home opener with a 25-22 ...

Monday-night game inactives

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday night game between the Saints and 49ers.

Saturday injury report for Saints-Niners

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Two Monday-night game, New Orleans at San Francisco, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

Smaller role grows on Saints RB Bush

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ noon ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush has embraced his role, and head coach Sean Payton still thinks very highly of him.

Saints re-sign CB Torrence, cut LB Asiodu

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Wednesday that the club has re-signed free-agent CB Leigh Torrence and waived LB K.C. Asiodu.

Bush will forfeit 2005 Heisman

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush released a statement Tuesday announcing his decision to forfeit his 2005 Heisman Trophy.

Week Two power rankings

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
The Packers remain top dog in our rankings, but the defending champion Saints leap to No. 2 after a season-opening win over the Vikings.

Players stand as one with sign of solidarity

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 9:22 p.m. ET
As you might have seen prior to the Vikings-Saints game, players collectively decided to show their solidarity in their labor battle against the owners by raising a single finger.

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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