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Draft Scout Benjamin Watson News
12/27/18 - TE Benjamin Watson said Thursday he will retire at the conclusion of this season.Watson's career will end with the conclusion to his second stint with the Saints, whom he also played for from 2013 to 2015. He returned to New Orleans on a one-year deal and this season he has 33 catches for 371 yards and two touchdowns (including Drew Brees' 500th career TD pass) in 15 games.
09/10/18 - TE Ben Watson was effective in his return to the Saints after spending the last two seasons in Baltimore. He caught a pass each time he was targeted, finishing with four receptions for 44 yards in the loss to the Buccaneers. In 2015 in New Orleans, Watson caught 74 passes for 825 yards.
03/30/18 - TE Benjamin Watson is happy to be returning to the New Orleans Saints, with whom he recorded his best NFL season.
"I'm excited about returning," said Watson, who played with the Saints from 2013-15. "Every team is different and so, as far as where I fit, it's going to be a situation where I have to figure that out through the OTA process, through the training camp process. You've got to earn your spot on any team, you've got to earn the ability to take the field and the trust and all that.
"(But) I am happy that there's some familiarity there and that I have played here before, and that I know Drew (Brees) and Coach (Sean Payton) and have an idea of the offense."
Watson, who agreed to a one-year contract with the Saints, highlighted his career season with the club in 2015 with 74 receptions for 825 yards and six touchdowns. The 37-year-old Watson recorded a team-leading 61 receptions with the Baltimore Ravens last season after missing all of 2016 with an Achilles injury.
03/28/18 - TE Benjamin Watson agreed to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, multiple media outlets reported. Watson, who met with the Saints on Tuesday, recorded a team-leading 61 receptions with the Baltimore Ravens last season after missing all of 2016 because of an Achilles injury.
01/03/18 - TE Benjamin Watson led the Ravens with 61 receptions for 522 yards with four touchdowns.