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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

Saints WR Moore looking to bounce back

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Word is Saints WR Lance Moore has impressed observers in training camp.

Saints' defense likely to decline

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Fantasy owners should be wary of an overrated Saints defense, which is unlikely to come close to the 39 takeaways it produced last season.

Saints sign first-round pick Robinson

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
The Saints announced Friday that the club has agreed to terms with first-round pick Patrick Robinson, the team's first-round draft choice, on a five-year contract.

Saints agree to terms with Ramsey, Graham

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Saints announced they have agreed to terms with QB Patrick Ramsey and rookie TE Jimmy Graham.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Fantasy owners should have PK strategy

Posted July 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Fantasy owners will concentrate their draft preparation on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends, but reading up on kickers before your draft is wise, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Saints re-sign McCray, sign Tennant

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
The Saints signed one of their draft picks Thursday and re-signed a player they recently cut.

Daniel, Ramsey expected to battle to back up Brees

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Patrick Ramsey, who is expected to sign with the Saints, and second-year player Chase Daniel will compete to become Drew Brees' top backup in training camp.

Exclusive trenchmarks

Posted July 19, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly offers an exclusive breakdown of the top-rated teams in each division in terms of overall play in the trenches on both sides of the ball. 

Saints sign rookie DT Woods

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
The Saints have signed rookie DT Al Woods to a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Saints RB Thomas waiting for new deal

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
With about three weeks to go until training camp, it appears Pierre Thomas would like more money than the Saints are willing to give.

Saints will have 'pitch count' for Sharper in training camp

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Saints FS Darren Sharper could be limited for much of training camp as he returns from knee surgery.

Payton peels back curtain in new book

Posted June 29, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Just before the Saints officially turn the page on last season, head coach Sean Payton is releasing his first book. He discussed the memoir, and several other topics, with PFW on Monday.

WR Horn to retire with Saints

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
WR Joe Horn has signed a contract with the Saints and will retire, the team announced.

Saints’ Robinson could become top backup at corner

Posted June 24, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Saints rookie CB Patrick Robinson took reps with the second-team defense in OTAs.

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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