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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

Wilkerson agrees to one-year deal with Saints

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
DE Jimmy Wilkerson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to reports.

Ayodele ready to compete for Saints' starting NT job

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
After starting 13 games last season, Saints DT Remi Ayodele told PFW he plans on re-earning the starting nose tackle job in 2010.

Saints' Bushrod, Thomas sign tenders

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints OT Jermon Bushrod and TE David Thomas signed their RFA tenders Tuesday.

Saints re-sign OT Strief

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Saints locked up a key backup on their offensive line Monday, re-signing restricted free-agent OT Zach Strief.

Reports: Ex-Bears DE Brown to join Saints

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Saints made their first significant free-agent addition of the offseason Wednesday, reportedly signing former Bears DE Alex Brown.

Saints DT Hargrove signs tender

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Saints DT Anthony Hargrove has signed his restricted free-agent tender and will return to the team in 2010, the club announced Monday.

Position change for Saints CB Jenkins unlikely

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
While the Saints might have to replace FS Darren Sharper next season, we hear the team is not eager to move CB Malcolm Jenkins to free safety in order to fill the void.

Saints not handcuffed by defensive needs

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
While the Saints' most pressing needs are on defense, team observers say plucking an eventual replacement for TE Jeremy Shockey shouldn't be ruled out.

Saints allow RB Bell to sign with Eagles

Posted March 24, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. ET
The Saints have decided not to match the Eagles' offer to restricted free-agent RB Mike Bell, allowing him to join Philadelphia.

Saints GM Loomis addresses contract talks with Sharper

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Saints GM Mickey Loomis responded to free-agent FS Darren Sharper's comments from earlier this week at a press conference Friday.

Saints still looking to fill D-line holes

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Saints are still looking for players to fill roles on their defensive line, but the free-agent pickings are getting slim.

Saints re-sign Prioleau

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Saints re-signed backup S Pierson Prioleau to a one-year deal and are having "positive" discussions with free-agent S Darren Sharper about a new deal.

Saints to cut DE Grant on Friday

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Saints trimmed two players from their roster Thursday and will cut another on Friday.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Reports: Saints tender Bell, Evans

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 7:54 a.m. ET
The Saints have placed the highest tender on OG Jahri Evans after RB Mike Bell received the lowest tender.

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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