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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson officially re-signs    Wed Oct 16, 01:03 AM

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots re-signed free agent TE Benjamin Watson on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson back with NE    Mon Oct 14, 12:47 PM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Patriots) is expected to re-sign with the New England Patriots after the team released him last week. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots did not have a roster spot for him at that time, but injuries have altered the picture.

Footballguys view: Watson could get back with the team and might have a chance to be fantasy relevant as their starting tight end. We'll wait to see if that happens. If you play in a crazy deep league and have the bench space, watch for the Patriots to make this move.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson to remain inactive    Mon Oct 7, 04:04 PM

New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson will not be activated from the suspended list, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson won't play in Week 5    Sat Oct 5, 12:40 PM

New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson did not travel with the team to Washington on Saturday, Oct. 5, and will not play in Week 5, per a league source. He can activated to the Patriots' 53-man roster by 4 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 7.

Footballguys view: That's disappointing for Fantasy GMs looking for some help at the tight end position. We'll see if they activate him in the near future. For this week, the team continues to roll with Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo at the tight end position.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson in protocol    Fri Aug 23, 10:27 AM

New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) is in the concussion protocol after a hit in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson has chance at incentives    Tue May 28, 02:26 AM

New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson will still have a chance to earn extra money via incentives despite his four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He will receive $250,000 if he participates in 35 percent of the team's offensive snaps, and another $400,000 if he makes it to 45 percent. He needs to play roughly 66 percent of the snaps in the 12 games he is eligible to earn full incentives.

Footballguys view: Watson is a seasoned veteran who retired then un-retired to return to the team that drafted him. He'll get to do everything with the team during the offseason, training camp and the preseason. Once the regular season begins, Watson will have to stay away for a month during his suspension. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Matt LaCosse will compete to be the top tight end in camp.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson to be suspended    Sun May 26, 05:54 PM

New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson said he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season because he failed a drug test this offseason.

Footballguys view: Watson said he took performance enhancers when he was retired, and the Patriots knew about the suspension when they signed him. While Watson is suspended, the team will turn to guys like Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Matt LaCosse at the tight end position.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson headed back to New England    Thu May 9, 03:04 PM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) reportedly agreed to terms with the New England Patriots - the team that made him a first-round pick in 2004 - one a one-year contract worth up to $3 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Watson was retired for just a little bit but found going back to the Patriots too tempting. A 2004 first-round pick of the Patriots, Watson is not the player he used to be but he could still provide plenty of veteran experience behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

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  Patriots | Benjamin Watson visiting Patriots    Thu May 9, 08:03 AM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) is visiting the New England Patriots Thursday, May 9.

Footballguys view: Just when you thought Watson was retired...he ends up getting lured back by the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft. Watson is likely to serve as a backup behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins as the Patriots move forward without Rob Gronkowski (retired for good potentially) in 2019.

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  NFL | Benjamin Watson rethinking retirement plans?    Sat Apr 20, 07:38 PM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) is considering a return in 2019, according to sources, after previously stating 2018 would be his last year. Watson, whose wife is due to deliver twins next week, could return for his 16th NFL season 'under the right situation.'

Footballguys view: The right situation is probably not with the Saints as they added Jared Cook this offseason. Perhaps a team like the Patriots would be willing to take a look at Watson (again). Watson was a first-round pick of the Patriots back in the 2004 NFL draft.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson ruled out    Sun Jan 20, 02:09 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) has been declared inactive for the NFC Championship game but should be available to play in Super Bowl LIII if the Saints advance.

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  Saints | Conference Championships New Orleans Saints inactives    Sun Jan 20, 01:43 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared OT Derek Newton, WR Keith Kirkwood, RB Dwayne Washington, DL Tyrunn Walker, TE Benjamin Watson, LB Manti Te'o and C Will Clapp inactive for Conference Championships.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson officially questionable    Fri Jan 18, 06:17 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 18, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

Footballguys view: Watson has been in the hospital with appendicitis for most of the week. Reports indicate Watson is out, so guys like Josh Hill and Dan Arnold would be asked to do more.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson to miss playoff game    Fri Jan 18, 03:29 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) will not play in the NFC Championship game because he is dealing with appendicitis, according to a source. Watson has avoided surgery at this point.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson out again    Thu Jan 17, 07:47 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson misses practice    Wed Jan 16, 08:51 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Footballguys view: Watson might be able to practice later in the week. He's far down the pecking order in the Saints passing game, so we're not expecting much even if he is cleared to play against the Rams on Sunday.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson quiet in win    Sun Jan 13, 08:48 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson will hang up cleats    Thu Dec 27, 04:59 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson said he is planning to retire following the 2018 season.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson quiet again in Week 15    Tue Dec 18, 01:59 AM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson was limited to just one catch on two targets for 28 yards in the team's Week 15 win Monday, Dec. 17, against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson disappoints in win    Sun Nov 11, 04:36 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had just one catch for one yard on two targets in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson scores touchdown    Sun Nov 4, 10:19 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson registered three grabs for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 shootout against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Saints | Six grabs for Benjamin Watson    Sun Oct 21, 11:24 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson caught all six of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in a 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson posts 71 yards    Sun Sep 23, 07:20 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson hauled in five receptions for 71 yards on six targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson records four-catch day    Mon Sep 10, 02:49 AM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Saints | Financial terms for Benjamin Watson    Sat Mar 31, 12:37 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson's one-year contract worth $2 million. The deal includes a $645,000 signing bonus.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson agrees with Saints    Wed Mar 28, 12:24 PM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Ravens) agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 28. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Watson spent two years (2016, 2017) with the Ravens, but before that he was making plays for QB Drew Brees in New Orleans. He goes back to The Big Easy likely as the lead tight end at 37 years old. Expect the Saints to move on from Coby Fleener real soon, leaving Watson and Josh Hill as the primary pass-catchers at the position.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson visits Saints    Tue Mar 27, 04:42 PM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Ravens) visited the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, March 27, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Watson may have a bit more left in the tank than some people think. He caught 61 passes for 522 yards and four touchdowns in 2017 with the Ravens, and Watson could post similar numbers with a new team. The Seahawks need help at the position after losing both Jimmy Graham (Packers) and Luke Willson (Lions) in free agency.

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  Chiefs | Benjamin Watson talking to Chiefs    Wed Mar 21, 10:07 AM

Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Ravens) is working on a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 21.

Footballguys view: Watson caught 61 passes for the Ravens last year, showing the 37-year old can still be a quality target in the pros. If added, Watson would work at the TE position behind Travis Kelce.

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  Ravens | Week 17 game recap for Ravens    Sun Dec 31, 08:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco completed 25-of-47 pass attempts for 203 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. RB Alex Collins ran 20 times for 78 yards and a score while adding 18 yards on two receptions. RB Javorius Allen tacked on 37 rushing yards on five attempts. TE Benjamin Watson had a team-high 61 yards on seven grabs. WR Mike Wallace was targeted a game-high 13 times, finishing with five catches, 40 yards and a TD. WR Michael Campanaro was good for three receptions and 36 yards.

Footballguys view: A late defensive breakdown on 4th and 12 cost the Ravens a playoff spot. Collins established himself as the lead back in the second half of the year, but the passing game had to strive to be mediocre this year. The Ravens are in an unfamiliar place in the Flacco era, eliminated before the playoff begin.

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  Ravens | Five catches for Benjamin Watson    Sat Dec 23, 08:14 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught five passes for 40 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson catches TD pass    Sun Dec 17, 05:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught four passes for 74 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15.

Footballguys view: The old man was able to get free for a long score and otherwise exploit a Browns defense that has been soft against the tight end all year. He's a viable streamer next week against the Colts next week.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson held in check    Tue Nov 28, 12:39 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught three passes for 29 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 12.

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  Ravens | One catch for Benjamin Watson    Sun Nov 19, 04:41 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught one pass for 33 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson has seven grabs    Sun Nov 5, 09:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson finished with seven catches for 41 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 9.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson suiting up vs. Miami    Thu Oct 26, 07:23 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) is active for the team's Week 8 game Thursday, Oct. 26, opposite the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Ravens on a night filled with bad news. Watson should see a nice amount of targets with the receiving corps as banged up as it is.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson may miss first game    Wed Oct 25, 08:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee, calf) could very possibly miss his first action of the season in the team's Week 8 game Thursday, Oct. 26, against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: The Ravens have had more than their fair share of injuries at the TE position. Watson has been playing with this calf injury the past couple of weeks, and he's missed the last two days of practice as a result of his recent knee ailment. The Ravens signed TE Gavin Escobar on Monday due to Watson's injury woes.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson listed as questionable    Wed Oct 25, 04:29 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 25, and he is considered questionable for Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Ravens | Baltimore injury report for Week 8    Wed Oct 25, 04:17 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West (calf) and TE Maxx Williams (ankle) did not practice and are listed as out for Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Oct. 26. WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder) and TE Benjamin Watson (knee) did not practice, either, with Campanaro listed as doubtful and Watson questionable. WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), OG Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles'), WR Mike Wallace (concussion) and LB Tim Williams (thigh) were limited. All players are listed as questionable, except for Williams who is considered doubtful. S Tony Jefferson (ankle), LB Anthony Levine (back), LB Patrick Onwuasor (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), LB Terrell Suggs (knee) and LB Eric Weddle (ankle) practiced in full and are all considered questionable.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson limited Tuesday    Tue Oct 24, 06:08 PM

Baltimore Ravens Benjamin Watson (knee) put in a limited practice Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson limited Monday    Mon Oct 23, 07:29 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson finishes with 38 yards    Sun Oct 22, 04:43 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught five passes for 38 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.

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  Vikings | Benjamin Watson likely to play    Sun Oct 22, 09:19 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) is expected to play in Week 7's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Ravens | Week 7 injury report for Ravens    Fri Oct 20, 04:13 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), OG Matt Skura (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), LB Tim Williams (thigh) and TE Maxx Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice and have been ruled out for Week 7. WR Chris Matthews (thigh) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. SS Anthony Levine (thigh), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles'), WR Mike Wallace (back), TE Benjamin Watson (knee) and S Lardarius Webb (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DT Carl Davis (thigh), CB Jaylen Hill (thigh), OT Ronnie Stanley (mouth) and DT Brandon Williams (foot) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) did not practice but is not on the injury report.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson listed as questionable    Fri Oct 20, 04:11 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Watson had missed practice earlier this week, but at least he was able to return in some fashion today. He could get a lot of targets in the downfield passing challenged Baltimore offense if he is active.

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  Ravens | No practice for Benjamin Watson    Thu Oct 19, 01:55 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

Footballguys view: Watson was pretty much the only piece of the passing offense with marginal fantasy value. If he's out, then anyone leaning on him he's in trouble. Find another option.

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  Ravens | Baltimore practice report for Wed.    Wed Oct 18, 05:26 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), OG Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles'), OT Ronnie Stanley (mouth), TE Benjamin Watson (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), TE Maxx Williams (ankle) and LB Tim Williams (thigh) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 18. LB Anthony Levine (thigh), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and WR Mike Wallace (back) were limited in practice while DT Carl Davis (thigh), CB Jaylen Hill (thigh) and DT Brandon Williams (foot) were full participants.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson catches six passes    Sun Oct 15, 06:08 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught six passes for 28 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson on track to play    Fri Oct 6, 07:26 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (calf) is expected to play in Week 5 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

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  Ravens | Baltimore's Friday practice report    Fri Oct 6, 05:26 PM

Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams (foot) and TE Maxx Williams (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and are listed as out for Week 5. LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) also did not practice but is not listed on the injury report. CB Jaylen Hill (thigh) was limited Friday and is listed as doubtful. S Anthony Levine (thigh), WR Jeremy Maclin (hand), CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles'), TE Benjamin Watson (calf) and S Lardarius Webb (thigh) fully practiced and are listed as questionable.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson remains sidelined    Thu Oct 5, 02:30 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

Footballguys view: Watson is a borderline TE1 start if he's going, so we'll watch this for you up until game time. If he practices tomorrow he should be good to go.

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