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Undrafted free agents who could make the New England Patriots’ final roster

Every season the New England Patriots seemingly strike gold in the undrafted free agent (UDFA) class. Last year wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was a starter and had the most exciting play of the season with his 17-yard touchdown reception, with no time left on the clock, to defeat New Orleans 30-27 in Week 6. Defensive tackle Joe Vellano also came into camp last year as an UDFA...
Via cover32 - Patriots
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Who will back up Jimmy Graham at TE for the New Orleans Saints?

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re now officially one week away from Training Camps kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier...
Via cover32 - Saints
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots beef up on undrafted free agent Tight Ends

The New England Patriots were smart to wait until after the 2014 NFL draft to add depth at tight end. That sounds insane, since tight end was a major area of need for the Patriots this offseason, but the draft only had five top players at the position. Eric Ebron, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jace Amaro and Troy Niklas were off the board by the time the Patriots were selecting at No...
Via NESN.com
May 15, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Watson suffers double leg fracture

Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup final hero Ben Watson is expected to be out for the season after suffering a double […]
Via Soccer News
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wigan to play Manchester City

FA Cup holders Wigan will travel to runners-up Manchester City in this season's quarter-finals, while Arsenal will host Everton. Ben Watson's late goal gave Wigan a historic triumph over City in last year's final at Wembley and Manuel Pellegrini's side will be hoping to avenge this defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Everton, meanwhile, will go to Arsenal after they progressed...
Via Fox Soccer
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup draw throws up Wigan at City

FA Cup holders Wigan will travel to runners-up Manchester City in this season's quarter-finals, while Arsenal or Liverpool will host Everton. Ben Watson's late goal gave Wigan a historic triumph over City in last year's final at Wembley and Manuel Pellegrini's side will be hoping to avenge this defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Everton could face another Merseyside...
Via Fox Soccer
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester City host Wigan in FA Cup quarter-finals

Manchester City will host Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarter-finals in a repeat of last season’s final. Ben Watson […]
Via Soccer News
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

FA Cup holders Wigan stun Cardiff

Wigan kept their dream of winning a second successive FA Cup alive with a 2-1 win at Cardiff . Uwe Rosler's Sky Bet Championship battlers took another Barclays Premier League scalp to book their place in the quarter-finals of the competition. Midfielder Chris McCann opened the scoring, before Bluebirds' striker Fraizer Campbell equalised with a low drive. Ben Watson, scorer...
Via Fox Soccer
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

FA Cup: Cardiff City 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Ben Watson was once again Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup hero as the holders continued the defence of the trophy with […]
Via Soccer News
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees passes Warren Moon on all-time passing list

The New Orleans Saints held on to beat division rival Atlanta Falcons 17-13 Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half to his tight ends — one yard to Ben Watson and 44 yards to Jimmy Graham — to give the first-place Saints (9-2) a sweep of the season series with their NFC South rivals. “We felt going into this game we...
Via Sports-Glory
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Suh facing suspension for next personal foul?

getty images Detroit Lines defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh  “will likely be suspended for the next egregious flagrant foul” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports, citing a source. This comes shortly after Suh was fined $100,000 for a low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in Week 1. Ndamukong Suh will likely be suspended for the next egregious flagrant foul, per a...
Via Tireball.com
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Watson tells 92.3 The Fan that Josh Gordon can turn it around

Ben Watson was a guest on the Bull and the Fox show on 92.3 The Fan Tuesday afternoon to discuss his new team the Saints and also talk about his time in Cleveland. Watson was asked about WR Josh Gordon’s suspension and if he thinks Gordon can stay out of trouble and have a good career in Cleveland. “I’m confident that anyone can do it if they want to. And for Josh, you know...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Worrying about the Browns tight end position after week one of training camp

The Browns came into training camp with six tight ends on the roster. That’s counting Brad Smelley as a tight end. Gone is last year’s top tight end and veteran leader Ben Watson. Also gone is Alex Smith, who was the best blocking tight end last season, but could also contribute in the passing game. Last season, Watson caught 49 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns. Watson’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Ben Watson Looking to Make Mark in Saints' Offense

I think with all of the news about the New Orleans Saints, many reporters and fans are forgetting one fantastic signing: a great tight-end known as Benjamin Watson. Not only has this player had a fantastic career, he comes to New Orleans at a great time for a playoff run. At the beginning of the year, ESPN and NFL analysts were comparing the New Orleans tight-end duo with Graham...
Via The Saints Nation
July 12, 2013  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Five teams in Europe that produced Cup shocks this season

Originally posted on Top-soccer.comWigan Athletic Perhaps the biggest shock of all was the FA Cup success of Wigan Athletic. When the 3rd round draw was made, Wigan were 100-1 outsiders. Coach Roberto Martinez made it clear that the FA Cup would be used to give experience to his younger players and that Premiership survival was the number one priority. His younger squad members took...
Via Top-soCCer
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Wigan Athletic wins FA Cup for first time in 81-year history by beating Manchester City 1-0

Wigan Athletic won the FA Cup for first time in their 81-year history by beating Manchester City 1-0 after Ben Watson headed in the winner in the 90th minute at Wembley Stadium from Shaun Maloney’s... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Gus Johnson erupts for Wigan's FA Cup winning goal

Wigan Athletic upset Manchester City to win their first ever FA Cup in a 1-0 thriller at Wembley Stadium.  Wigan's Ben Watson scored the dramatic game winner off a corner just after the 90 minutes were up. Fox's Gus Johnson was on the call and absolutely lost his everloving mind when Watson's header found the back of the net.  Johnson's call was so explosive...
Via Awful Announcing
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wigan Win FA Cup – Beat Manchester City 1-0

Wigan have amazingly won their first FA Cup ever be defeating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley with the winning goal being scored by substitute Ben Watson with a great header from a corner in the first minute of added time. And just before that Pablo Zabaleta had been sent off for his second yellow card [...]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Browns Blogger's Take on Ben Watson

I briefly caught up with the guys from Dawgs by Nature on twitter to get their take on the Saints' new tight end Ben Watson. Dawgs by Nature is the top Cleveland Browns blog out there in my opinion. Here is what they had to say about the Saints' new pass catcher:   @saintsnationblg yes he is a good backup. Tough as nails, okay blocker, good hands in tight areas...
Via The Saints Nation
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Ranking Saints' "Need" Positions

With the signings of Keenan Lewis and Ben Watson, I'm not ready to say cornerback and tight end depth are set by any means, but I feel better about those positions. That said, the Saints are still looking strongly at Nnamdi Asomugha which proves they are maybe still not satisfied with the talent at the former position. That said, with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson and Keenan...
Via The Saints Nation
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Sign TE Ben Watson, Re-Sign LB Ramon Humber

The New Orleans Saints announced Monday that they signed unrestricted free agent tight end Benjamin Watson to a three-year contract and agreed to terms on a one-year contract with linebacker Ramon Humber. According to the team’s press release, financial terms were not disclosed. Watson comes to New Orleans from the Cleveland Browns, where he appeared in 45 games (41 starts) from...
Via Gridiron Grit
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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