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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

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Manning leads Broncos past Saints

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning passed for 305 yards and three scores to lead the Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the Saints.

Saints not worked up about running game

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Saints have struggled to establish a balance between the pass and the run, but it has not prevented their offense from remaining one of the league’s highest-scoring units.

NFL files motion, wants Tagliabue to hear appeals

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
NFL lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans requesting former Paul Tagliabue be allowed to hear appeals on the Saints' bounties case.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

NFLPA files motion to recuse Tagliabue

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
The NFLPA confirmed they will make a motion to recuse former commissioner Paul Tagliabue from the Saints’ appeals hearings.

Reports: NFLPA seeks clarification from Tagliabue

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The NFLPA sent Paul Tagliabue a letter asking for clarification on his new position of hearing officer for the Saints’ players bounty appeals.

Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Chris Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins and Andy Lee as its Players of the Week.

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

Miscast Harper infects Saints' defense

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
For the Saints to continue their winning streak, PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki says SS Roman Harper must be used better.

Brees tosses four TDs, Saints hold off Buccaneers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns to pace a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Vilma activated, expected to play Sunday

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The Saints activated MLB Jonathan Vilma on Saturday, and he is expected to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Saints look to be latest 1-4 club to make playoffs

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The Saints are hoping to become the seventh team in the past 20 NFL seasons to start with a 1-4 record and make the playoffs.

Goodell appoints Tagliabue to handle Saints' appeals

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally recused himself from hearing the Saints’ bounty appeal. Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue will step in.

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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