NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston

With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was elected Wednesday at a meeting that featured all 32 of the team's player representatives...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark Now A Candidate To Become New NFLPA President

The NFLPA is looking for a new president and Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports is now reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers free agent safety Ryan Clark is one of three players nominated Tuesday by team reps to replace outgoing president Domonique Foxworth. Ben Watson and Eric Winston are the other two nominated players that will run against Clark, according to Pelissero. Clark has...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wigan are lining up a move to sign West Ham's Jack Collison on loan

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is in the market for midfield reinforcements after losing Ben Watson and Chris McCann to serious injuries recently. A host of midfielders have been linked with moves to the DW Stadium, but it appears Rosler is ready to push through a swoop for Wales international Collison. Collison has struggled to hold down a regular place in the West Ham side this season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Saints mid-round draft prospects

Although the glitz and the glamour goes to the first round picks, getting the middle rounds right is often more important. Jimmy Graham was a third round pick, Marques Colston was a seventh round gem, and Junior Galette wasn’t even selected in the 2010 draft. That being said, here are five guys to keep an eye out in the all-important middle rounds of this year’s draft. 5. Arthur...
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February 27, 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

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

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...
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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...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints rule out Kenny Vaccaro, Ben Watson

The New Orleans Saints have ruled out safety Kenny Vaccaro and tight end Ben Watson for this week’s game against the 49ers after suffering concussions last Sunday. #Saints officially rule out S Kenny Vaccaro and TE Benjamin Watson for this week's game against #49ers. Everyone else is listed as Probable. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) November 15, 2013 Need NFL Tickets?...
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November 15, 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...
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Team Previews: New Orleans Saints

Key Additions QB Luke McCown, TE Ben Watson, OT Jason Smith, DE/OLB Victor Butler, CB Keenan Lewis, CB Chris Carr, S Jim Leonard, S Kenny Vaccaro (draft), OT Terron Armstead (draft), NT John Jenkins (draft), WR Kenny Stills (draft) Key Losses QB Chase Daniel, RB Chris Ivory, WR Devery Henderson, OT Jermon Bushrod, DE Turk McBride, DT Sedrick Ellis, OLB Jonathan Casillas...
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August 31, 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...
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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...
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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

Saints Nation Podcast: How the 2013 Patriots Might Be Like the 2012 Saints

Andrew Juge and Kevin Held join Ralph to do a podcast with hardly any actual Saints news. It's July and that's a good thing. The boys wonder if the 2013 Patriots = 2012 Saints. Meaning experts and fans will think huge missing pieces won't matter. Plus random thoughts on the NFL. In actual Saints talk Ralph has talked himself into the awesomeness of the Ben Watson...
Via The Saints Nation
July 11, 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...
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...
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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 ~
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wigan Stun Man City in FA Cup Final

There’s an old FA Cup joke that gets told countless times come early May, and it goes something like this: What’s taken to every FA Cup final but never used? The losing team’s trophy ribbons. With Manchester City the heavy favorites coming into the final, game organizers could have been forgiven for casting aside Wigan’s streamers and attaching City’s sky blue ribbons to...
Via The Soccer Desk
May 11, 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...
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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

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