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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

NFLPA announces finalists for Byron 'Whizzer' White Award

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The NFLPA announced finalists for the Byron "Whizzer" White Award, the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player.

Browns' TE corps holds intrigue

Posted July 01, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
On paper, the Browns have a solid mix of youth and veterans at tight end, and the group could be a strength if a few things happen.

Browns QB McCoy ruled out; TE Watson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy won't play Sunday at Arizona because of a concussion suffered in the Week 14 loss at Pittsburgh. McCoy was one of four Browns ruled out for Week 15 on Friday.

Report: QB McCoy organizes Browns' workouts

Posted May 13, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy arranged a second set of player-organized workouts this offseason as he continues to learn the West Coast offense without the help of his coaches.

Browns positional analysis: Tight ends

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
This is the fourth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Browns' personnel entering the 2011 season. Here is our analysis of Cleveland's TE situation.    

Browns MVP Meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
With the regular season in the books, here's a look at the Browns' top MVP candidates.

Browns players of the week

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week 17.

Browns MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through 15 games.    

Browns-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Bills game.

Browns MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through 12 games.

Browns players of the week: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 6:16 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week 13.

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy-football perspective.

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Patriots-Browns game, namely Browns TE Benjamin Watson against the Patriots' pass defense.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through seven games.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through six games.

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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