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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...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Professional Athletes Name The Most Annoying Fan Bases They Had To Deal With In College

Even after they graduate and make it to the next level, professional athletes are always willing to talk about their collegiate glory days. Some athletes especially love talking about their rivals, and how even though they graduated, they still loathe them and especially their fans. On the ESPYS red carpet last week, Mike Dunsmore of Dunsmore Productions LLC asked pro athletes a...
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9 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Who’s going to back up Rob Gronkowski?

As the New England Patriots enter training camp this summer no position has more question marks than at tight end. Behind All-Pro Rob Gronkowski, New England’s tight end group is anonymous. In addition, the New England front office failed to address the position this offseason in free agency or the NFL Draft. While Rob Gronkowski is unquestionably the most dynamic offensive playmaker—when...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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May 15, 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

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...
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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...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Tally of Undrafted Rookies at Eight

The Patriots have added longsnapper Tyler Ott and tight end Asa Watson to their undrafted free agent haul. Ott is from Harvard and will compete with Danny Aiken and Charley Hughlett for the longsnapper position. Asa Watson is from North Carolina State. Patriots might remember his brother, a Mr. Ben Watson. Asa is 6-foot-3 and 237 pounds who has limited experience catching...
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May 11, 2014  |  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...
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March 18, 2014  |  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 […]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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