Saints' Ben Watson hopeful for 2-week extension on NFL career (1 Viewer)

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By Luke Johnson, | The Times-Picayune

When Ben Watson took the field in Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the Eagles, he did so with a heightened sense of things. All the emotions he typically feels on game day were maxed out — the anxiousness, the excitement, and yes, the fear.

The New Orleans Saints tight end, now in his 15th and final season, felt all of that in the run up to the game, and he admitted to feeling a little more acutely when the Saints fell behind 14-0.

“It’s exciting, it’s nerve-wracking at the same time,” Watson said. “I swear, the two weeks before this game, I was anxious, definitely. During the game, starting off the way we did, not executing the way we wanted to, was scary at times.”

At some point in the next three weeks, dusk will fall on Watson’s football career. The Saints managed to overcome that deficit and keep their season and Watson’s career going at least one more week, but even if the best-case scenario unfolds, he would have eight quarters of football left to play. ...

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