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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

Payton, Loomis, Vitt to attend Sunday's Saints game

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton, GM Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt will attend Sunday night's Chargers-Saints game.

Son of Unitas sends Brees letter about TD record

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Johnny Unitas' son has sent a letter of encouragement to Drew Brees, who is in position to break a long-standing NFL record held by Unitas.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.

Packers hand Saints their fourth loss

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter, and the Packers rallied to beat the Saints 28-27 on Sunday.

Saints having hopes dashed at linebacker

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Saints tried to fortify their linebacking corps in free agency during the offseason, but the position has not been exempt from the struggles plaguing the team.

Key matchup: Packers RB Cedric Benson vs. Saints run defense

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Packers’ Cedric Benson could become the latest running back to break out against New Orleans’ porous run defense.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

Charles, Succop lead Chiefs past Saints

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles had 233 rushing yards and PK Ryan Succop kicked six field goals as the Chiefs rallied for a 27-24 overtime win over the Saints.

Saints look to rookie DT Hicks for spark

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
We hear the Saints' coaching staff was impressed with the flashes rookie DT Akiem Hicks showed in Week Two.

Hall Call: Drew Brees

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Is Saints QB Drew Brees worthy of the same level of appreciation as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady?

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
As the Falcons celebrate a 2-0 start, panic might be setting in for the 0-2 Saints. The Panthers and Bucs, at 1-1, both have positives to build off of.

Report: NFL shows Vilma affidavit from Williams about bounty

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell showed Saints LB Jonathan Vilma a sworn affidavit from Gregg Williams that Vilma put a bounty on Brett Favre.

Saints drop to 0-2 after 35-27 loss to Panthers

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards as the Panthers defeated New Orleans 35-27.

Saints' Spagnuolo searching for answers to defensive woes

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
First-year Saints coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is already under fire after his defense’s poor showing in the season opener.

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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