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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

Goodell to meet with Vilma on Monday

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss Vilma’s suspension that was recently vacated.

NFL issues statement on CBA Appeals Panel ruling

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The NFL issued a statement about last week’s ruling by an appeals panel that lifted the suspensions of four players involved in the Saints’ bounty program.

Goodell to meet with four players in bounty scandal

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings.

Super Bowl prep zipping along in Big Easy

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
In less than five months, the Super Bowl will return to New Orleans for the first time since 2002, and the preparations are well underway.

Report: Vilma willing to meet with Goodell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma is willing to meet with Roger Goodell, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported.

Saints re-sign WR Arrington, place Vilma on PUP

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Saints placed LB Jonathan Vilma on the PUP list and re-signed WR Adrian Arrington on Monday, the club announced.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Griffin shines as Redskins down Saints

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards and two TDs, as the Redskins beat the Saints, 40-32.

Saints add DE Smith to roster

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that they had placed DE Will Smith on their roster. 

Player suspensions from bounty case vacated

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
A three-member appeals panel vacated the suspensions of the players allegedly involved in the Saints' bounty scandal, Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated first reported.

Ingram just a part of Saints' RB committee

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
While Mark Ingram had a quiet preseason, the Saints are brimming with confidence about their deep arsenal of running backs.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Saints MLB Curtis Lofton

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s key matchup, PFW’s Eric Edholm focuses on the battle between Robert Griffin III and Curtis Lofton in Sunday’s Redskins-Saints game.

Suspended Saints DE Smith releases statement

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith, who is suspended for the first three games of the season, released a statement on Thursday.

Redskins S Meriweather out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Redskins S Brandon Meriweather will miss 2-4 weeks because of sprained ligaments in his left knee, head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

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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