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Payton, Saints confident they can fix red-zone failures

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints tight end Ben Watson grinned when former teammate Jimmy Gaham's name came up, saying he wasn't at all ''sick'' of hearing how much New Orleans' offense might miss the 6-foot-7 receiving target inside an opponent's 20-yard line. ''However much time Jimmy was here, he was a prominent red-zone threat,'' Watson said. ''We threw fades to him all day. So if he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints List Ben Watson as Top Tight End for Preseason Opener

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) runs the ball in a scrimmage game during the team’s NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley) The New Orleans Saints have released their unofficial depth chart for the first preseason game on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens with Ben Watson put at the top of...
Via The Sports Journal
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

How will Ben Watson replace Jimmy Graham? 'Go out and make some plays'

Benjamin Watson won't be Jimmy Graham in 2015. Fortunately for the New Orleans Saints, he's not expected to fill the void left after the Graham trade by himself. As Mike Triplett of ESPN reports, though, Watson is ready and willing to do whatever is asked of him, even if it's just making some plays. “Somebody has to go out and make some plays.” Watson told ESPN. “Jimmy is a...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees raves over tight end Ben Watson

One of the biggest topics of discussion over the past few months for the New Orleans Saints has been their tight end situation. After trading Jimmy Graham, one of the best tight ends in the league, to the Seattle Seahawks, the discussion started as to who would replace him as the starting tight end.  Great things have been said about both Josh Hill and Ben Watson, but neither have...
Via cover32
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Watson not changing approach with Saints

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Even with an opportunity at tight end, veteran Ben Watson has not changed his approach to summer practices with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints traded three-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham to Seattle in March, did not draft a tight end and have not signed a free agent to replace Graham through early June. That leaves Watson, who caught 20 passes in 2014 while...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NFL Tight End Asa Watson Making New Career On NASCAR Pit Crew

Former North Carolina State tight end Asa Watson had hoped to follow in his big brother's footsteps and become the next great NFL tight end. he had a pretty good mentor to help him on the journey in his brother, New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson (who made his name with the New England Patriots and also played for the Cleveland Browns).Things didn't quite work out for Asa in...
Via FatManWriting
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Tight End Benjamin Watson’s Post on Ferguson Unrest Worth Reading

I’ve admittedly read little of the post-non-indictment Ferguson commentary. This is purposeful. I’ve found so much of what I’ve read or heard — including media, friends on various social platforms and everday conversation — to be stupid, ignorant, misinformed, uninformed or, not atypically, some unique amalgamation of all of those things. So, I choose to maintain my own...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Asa Watson: Joining Patriots 10 Years After Brother Ben ‘Surreal’

Asa Watson is entering the New England Patriots’ organization under much different circumstances than his brother, who was drafted by the team 10 years ago. Tight end Ben Watson was a Patriots first-round pick (No. 32 overall) in 2004, and Asa is joining the team as an undrafted free agent after dealing with a heart ailment as a junior and a reduced role in the North Carolina...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tight End Asa Watson Among Patriots’ Nine Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

The New England Patriots used the undrafted free-agent signing period to fill major needs on their depth chart after the 2014 NFL draft concluded. The Patriots signed East Carolina tight end Justin Jones, Oklahoma running back Roy Finch, Bowling Green tight end Tyler Beck, Delaware cornerback Travis Hawkins, North Carolina tight end Asa Watson, Michigan linebacker Cameron Gordon...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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