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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

Judge does not foresee bounty settlement

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said that the failure of the settlement talks for the bounty case was “extremely disappointing."

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Saints acquire S Bush, waive S Amaya

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Saints have claimed S Rafael Bush off waivers from the Broncos and waived S Jonathon Amaya.

PK Kasay among Saints' final cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Saints cut 22 players from their active roster on Friday, including veteran PK John Kasay.

Goodell focuses on prohibition of bounties in letter to fans

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans on Friday and put an emphasis on keeping bounties out of football. 

Saints cut DT Ayodele, QB McCown

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The Saints waived 13 players and terminated the contracts of vested veterans DT Remi Ayodele and QB Luke McCown.

Packers release DE Hargrove

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Packers have released DE Anthony Hargrove, the club announced Friday.

Saints' Kromer has respect of players

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While Aaron Kromer is only the Saints’ interim interim head coach, our sources do not anticipate he will have much of a problem gaining respect from players.

Saints made right choice in selecting Kromer

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
The Saints showed good judgment in selecting a fill-in for suspended head coach Sean Payton for the second time this offseason.

Saints name Kromer interim coach during Vitt's absence

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will be the Saints’ head coach for the first six games of the regular season while Joe Vitt is suspended, the team said Wednesday.

Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick.

Report: Saints sign WR Camarillo

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
A league source said the Saints signed free-agent WR Greg Camarillo on Sunday.

Saints lose backup LB Chamberlain

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
A Saints LB corps already facing a season without the suspended Jonathan Vilma has suffered a further blow with the loss of backup LB Chris Chamberlain.

NFLPA challenges Goodell's bounty case declaration

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed documents in court disputing Roger Goodell's claim he was prepared to discipline "bountygate" players back in March.

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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