Saints sign TE Benjamin Watson to a 3-year deal (1 Viewer)


Mar 3, 2003
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Saints have signed TE Benjamin Watson (@<a href="">benjaminswatson</a>) to a 3-year deal <a href="">#FreeAgency</a> <a href="" title="">…</a></p>— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="">March 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Stats: Benjamin Watson, TE for the Cleveland Browns at

Good grab.:9:

Payton also praised the signing of veteran tight end Benjamin Watson to a three-year contract earlier Monday.

"He's versatile," Payton said. "He's one of those players when you watch the tape: he run blocks well, he's a threat in the passing game, he plays with great leverage, he plays with great experience. He does a lot of things well. When we watched the film on him, we kept getting back to how many times we were putting a tackle in the game to report eligible. I think his signing will maybe give us more versatility."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ben Watson and Jimmy Graham will give the Saints one of the NFL's best tight end pairings <a href="" title=""></a></p>— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="">March 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Works for me. A journeyman TE that can hopefully stay healthy and play the Dave Thomas role.

Former first rounder. Seems like a smart guy too. Started at Duke, then transferred to Georgia where he majored in finance.
I was going to start a thread about him a couple of weeks ago, but didn't. Glad we signed him though. Good compliment to Graham.
This is actually a superb piece of business! Exceptional blocker and under rated and under utilized play maker.

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