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Report: Jimmy Graham will miss 2-3 weeks after bye

The New Orleans Saints won’t have tight end Jimmy Graham for 2-3 weeks after he injured his shoulder last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I would expect veteran Ben Watson to start in Graham’s place. This means that Graham will miss the Saints’ match ups with the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers. #Saints star TE Jimmy Graham expected to miss 2...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping The Faith with Saints’ TE Benjamin Watson

I recently had the opportunity to speak with veteran tight end Benjamin Watson. While he currently plays for the New Orleans Saints, Watson started his football career at the University of Georgia, “Go Dawgs!” Benjamin Watson became a first-round draft pick for the New England Patriots in 2004. His first season there, he injured his ACL. The Patriots went to the Super Bowl that...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Asa Watson will look to big brother Ben as an example

Asa Watson was celebrating Mother's Day with his family when he got some news which made everyone happy. Asa had been signed by the Patriots as an undrafted rookie and he would be going to the team that had once drafted his brother in 2004: Ben Watson. Asa was in the eighth grade when Ben Watson was chosen in the first round by the Pats. Ben Watson, now with the New Orleans...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Asa Watson, TE, North Carolina State

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Asa Watson, TE, North Carolina State How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? Around 10-15 teams  Where did you choose and why? I chose N.C. State because I felt like it was the best fit for me. I loved the school, the facilities, the city of Raleigh, and […]The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Asa Watson, TE, North Carolina...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: The Ben Watson Effect

Ben Watson The New Orleans Saints offense has been in the top 5 every season since Sean Payton took over, breaking records and shredding defenses alike.  Given this fact, one would not think anything needs to change (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it); however, expect there to be a change in the look and style of the offense, most notably the use of the two tight end set. The...
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Ben Watson lands in New Orleans

Per Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk, the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with tight end Ben Watson. The terms of the deal are said to stretch over three years. After spending six years with the New England Patriots, Watson was a key member of the Cleveland Browns’ passing attack from 2010-2012. He missed a mere three games in 2011 (concussion), but managed to haul in 154...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints sign TE Ben Watson

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent tight end Ben Watson to a three-year contract. Saints announce they’ve signed TE Ben Watson to a 3-year deal. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 18, 2013 The 32 year-old Watson played for the Browns for the past three seasons.  He hauled in 49 receptions for 501 yards and 3 touchdowns...
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March 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ben Watson, Mohammed Massaquoi listed as free agents not likely to return

In the wake of the release of veteran defensive end and all-around decent guy Frostee Rucker earlier this week, ESPNClevland’s Tony Grossi speculated as to what unsigned, unrestricted free agents are unlikely to be back in Cleveland for the start of the Joe Banner era. The most notable may be the fan favorites in Phil Dawson and Joshua Cribbs, but former second-round draft pick...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson: Browns win a “great confidence booster”

I would imagine [Jimmy Haslam III] is very happy. To be able to come in and win against that [Pittsburgh] organization his first time around has to be very gratifying for him. He came and congratulated everybody. He didn’t address the team, but we’ll see him around. He definitely congratulated everyone. [...] It’s a great accomplishment. This is a team that we struggled against...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns TE Ben Watson, on IR after 3 concussions: "I'm looking forward to coming back next year.''

Browns tight end Ben Watson is excited to return in 2012 after being shut down this year by three concussions.
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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