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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

New Orleans celebrates Saints' Super Bowl berth

Posted Jan. 25, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
In New Orleans, it's not just players and coaches who party on the field after a win in the NFC championship game. The nuns get down and bask in the glow, too, in a city that couldn't be ...

Evans says fellow OG Nicks has improved drastically

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
He was one of just two starting Saints O-linemen not to make the Pro Bowl, yet Jahri Evans says Carl Nicks improved greatly in his second season.

New Orleans Saints' season in review

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 8:44 p.m. ET
We take a week-by-week look at the 2009 season of the NFC South champion Saints, the top playoff seed in their conference.

Saints RB McAllister placed on reserve/retired list

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
Saints RB Deuce McAllister, who was re-signed by the team days before its playoff win over the Cardinals, was placed on the reserve/retired list Tuesday.

Saints' Williams says management, not X's and O's, is his specialty

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has received a great deal of credit for the defense's more opportunistic display since he took over, but he said too much has been made of his scheme.

Saints' dominant performance has New Orleans sky high

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The Saints used Saturday's divisional playoff victory over the Cardinals to chase away the demons of all the disappointments Saints fans have suffered through the years as one of only five NFL teams that have never been to a ...

Saints rout Cardinals, reach NFC title game

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush scored on an 83-yard punt return and a 46-yard run, and Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in the divisional round of ...

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Saints stung by loss of DE Grant

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The Saints' defense suffered a significant loss when DE Charles Grant tore his triceps in what amounted to a meaningless game, at least in terms of the Saints' playoff seeding, against the Panthers in Week 17.

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Saints place DE Grant on I.R.

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints will enter the playoffs without one of their starting defensive ends.

Brees says Saints’ confidence not shaken

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Saints dropped two in a row at the Superdome after starting the season 13-0, but the team's leader and motivator-in-chief, QB Drew Brees, said he and his teammates' confidence has not been shaken.

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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