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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

Browns MVP Meter: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
RB Peyton Hillis remains atop the Browns MVP Meter after five games. Also, Seneca Wallace moves up the rankings.   

Flashback: Recent Week Five performances

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Patriots' Week Five contests each of the last five seasons.

Versatile Watson finds ideal role in Cleveland

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Browns TE Benjamin Watson leads Cleveland in catches through four games and has relished his role as a blocker, too. 

Three-and-out with Browns TE Benjamin Watson

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Browns TE Benjamin Watson to discuss a variety of topics this week, including the mood around the team after the Browns' first win, a closer look at the challenge of changing teams and memories of Randy ...

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy-football perspective. 

Browns improve options at tight end

Posted May 08, 2010 @ 7:58 a.m. ET
The Browns have done little to upgrade their WR corps, but they've made some key changes at tight end, signing ex-Patriots TE Benjamin Watson in March and adding former Eagles TE Alex Smith this week.

Browns sign TE Watson to a multi-year contract

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
The Browns signed TE Benjamin Watson to a multi-year contract on Friday.

Fantasy outlook could change for these UFAs

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
There are a healthy amount of potential key fantasy contributors who are unrestricted free agents and could be on the move this offseason. Here is a look at each of the top unrestricted skill guys and what the best-case scenario ...


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.