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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

Former DT Kennedy says Goodell, NFL lied

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Former DT Jimmy Kennedy released a statement through the NFLPA saying Roger Goodell lied about Kennedy being a "whistleblower."

Judge orders Goodell to produce bounty-related documents

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
A federal magistrate judge has ordered Roger Goodell to provide the court with documents related to the league's bounty investigation of the Saints.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Saints still looking to FS Jenkins for spark

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
The Saints could not be more pleased with Malcolm Jenkins’ leadership, but he and other Saints defenders are going to have to start playing more opportunistically.

Players appeal reissued 'Bountygate' suspensions

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The four players who received suspensions in the 'Bountygate' incidents have filed appeals with the NFL, according to multiple reports.

Goodell reaffirms bounty suspensions

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed suspensions to the players allegedly involved in the Saints’ bounty program, with some adjustments.

Goodell's letter to Browns LB Fujita

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced Scott Fuijta's bounty suspension from three games to one. Here's the letter he wrote to Fujita.

Goodell's letter to Saints LB Vilma

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
NFL commissoner Roger Goodell reaffirmed Saints LB Jonathan Vilma's season-long suspension. Here's Goodell's letter to Vilma.

Goodell's letter to Saints DE Smith

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed Saints DE Will Smith's four-game suspension. Here's a letter Goodell wrote to Smith.

Goodell's letter to free-agent DE Hargrove

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced DE Anthony Hargrove's suspension from eight games to seven for his role in the Saints' bounty program.

'Bountygate' needs to be put to bed

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
It's time for Roger Goodell to put an end to the "Bountygate" mess and announce there will be no player suspensions.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Saints get first win on Brees' record-breaking night

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record and the Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the Chargers on Sunday night.

Brees breaks Unitas' touchdown record

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass on Sunday night.

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

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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