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Ravens | Two Ravens to IR

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:00:33 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (Achilles') and CB Kyle Arrington (undisclosed) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: The Ravens' depth at tight end has been decimated by injury, and Crockett Gillmore is the last one standing. He's little more than a TE2 in fantasy. Dennis Pitta could resurface into the fantasy spotlight if he has anything left after two major hip injuries.

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Ravens | Ben Watson suffers torn Achilles'

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:39:43 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (Achilles') left the field after only two plays Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Detroit Lions, and was later diagnosed with a torn Achilles', ending his season.

Fantasy Tip: It's a crushing blow as the Ravens lured Watson away from the New Orleans Saints this offseason with a two-year, $7 million deal. The nature of the injury is such that it is possible they might get no return on investment on the 35-year-old tight end. With Dennis Pitta and Maxx Williams sidelined by injuries, Baltimore is already down to Crockett Gillmore at the position. If Pitta and Williams are unable to heal quickly, Gillmore could be the Week 1 starter and have the same kind of TE2 impact he had last season.

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Ravens | Competition helping Maxx Williams

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 17:46:59 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams has looked healthier and stronger during training camp this year, according to beat writer Mike Preston, and Preston believes the added competition from TE Dennis Pitta and TE Benjamin Watson is making Williams a better player.

Fantasy Tip: The added competition may help him improve as a player, but it is also going to eat into Williams' targets and prevent him from being a worthwhile fantasy option. Outside of dynasty leagues, he can be left undrafted.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Mike Preston

Ravens | Benjamin Watson adjusting to new team

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:14:07 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson said he was still working on his timing after the first day of training camp Thursday, July 28, and at one point, he lined up on the outside in a four-receiver set.

Fantasy Tip: Watson isn't going to be able to duplicate the numbers he put up last year while in New Orleans, and he isn't worth drafting outside of leagues that require two tight ends.

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Ravens | Maxx Williams tries to stay relevant

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:56:27 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams had a promising finish to his rookie season, but he faces plenty of competition for targets with WR Dennis Pitta back from injury and veteran WR Benjamin Watson joining the fray. He cannot afford to fade into the background with all of the competition.

Fantasy Tip: Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams had a promising finish to his rookie season, but he faces plenty of competition for targets with WR Dennis Pitta back from injury and veteran WR Benjamin Watson joining the fray. He cannot afford to fade into the background with all of the competition.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Benjamin Watson financials

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:14:22 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson will sign with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, March 9. It's a two-year deal worth $8 million.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, Watson's value takes a decent hit in Baltimore. He's coming off a resurrection of a season last year, but he's no longer in the starting fantasy tight end conversation.

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Ravens | Benjamin Watson heading to Baltimore

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:10:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson has agreed in principle to a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Watson had a career year with the Saints in 2015, but that's about to drastically change in Baltimore. The Ravens spent a high pick on Maxx Williams recently, so they'll likely use Watson more as a blocker. That kills any fantasy value he really had.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Benjamin Watson likely leaving Saints

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:05:10 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson is not expected to return to the Saints and should sign with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Watson's fantasy value takes a hit with a move to Baltimore where he will be targeted by a mediocre Joe Flacco instead of an elite Drew Brees. Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken still figure to be the top two receiving threats for the Ravens. Watson should start, but Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore will see some playing time, too. Don't draft Watson as your starting fantasy tight end.

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Ravens | Baltimore eyeing Benjamin Watson

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:53:36 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens are showing strong interest in New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Watson's fantasy value is highest if he remains in New Orleans with Drew Brees. The veteran tight end caught a career-high 74 passes for 825 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. He'd probably be more of a focal point in the offense in Baltimore, but he'd likely be nothing more than a fringe fantasy starting tight end with questions surrounding the rest of the Ravens receiving corps.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson likely to remain in NO

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:17:14 -0800

Impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) appears to be a good bet to return to the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Watson had a career year in his age-35 season in 2015, finishing with 74 catches for 825 yards and six touchdowns. The 12-year veteran is among the best blockers in the league at his position, so he would be a sound investment for the Saints. Assuming he returns and New Orleans doesn't address the position further in the offseason, Watson should be considered a low-end TE1 in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Saints | Josh Hill still thought of highly

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:08:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill is still thought of very highly by team management despite the fact TE Benjamin Watson was brought in and stepped up to fill the void of TE Jimmy Graham, not Hill, in 2015. "Josh Hill is a guy that's been in our building a while now," general manager Mickey Loomis said Tuesday, Feb. 16. "He's got talent, he's been for a couple years, he's kind of been in the background behind (Graham) when he was here and (Benjamin) last year as well."

Fantasy Tip: Hill might eventually get his shot, although the GM said the same is also high on Jack Tabb, and could look outside of the organization for additional help at the position either via the draft or free agency. For now, Hill is only worth investigating for use in the deepest of fantasy formats heading into 2016.

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Saints | Won't use franchise tag

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:53:44 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will not use their franchise tag this year. They don't have any premiere free agents that will require large deals. TE Benjamin Watson, RB Tim Hightower and S Rafael Bush may be priorities to re-sign. New Orleans may end up spending more to keep restricted free-agent RB Khiry Robinson and OG Tim Lelito.

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Saints | Ben Watson wants to return

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:08:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson said he would love to stay in New Orleans, adding that he has had good talks with owner Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton about re-signing.

Fantasy Tip: Watson was a valuable part of the Saints high-flying offense in 2015, posting career-highs in catches (74) and yards (825), and tied his career-high in touchdowns (6). Who knows if he'll be used as much as he was last season, if he does return, but keep him in your TE1 options heading into next season.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson to play Sunday

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:50:33 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (knee) will play in Week 16's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) did not practice at all during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He has the seventh-most receiving yards (761) among all NFL tight ends this season and should be viewed as a productive means of cap relief in FantasyScore.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson doesn't practice

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:52:44 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (knee) didn't practice Friday, Dec. 25, and he is listed as questionable to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) doesn't have the highest ceiling, but he does rank seventh among tight ends in receiving yards this year. He is a reliable source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

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Saints | Marques Colston, Benjamin Watson out

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:41:51 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) and TE Benjamin Watson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Saints didn't actually practice Wednesday, so the report is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: Colston ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) typically sits out Wednesdays. Watson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) and Colston both have a nice matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it might not matter if Drew Brees (foot) can't play. Without him, both Colston and Watson are weak daily picks.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson scores again

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:51:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Benjamin Watson posted six receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 21. He was targeted 12 times.

Fantasy Tip: Watson has emerged as a dependable Top 10 fantasy option at his position this season, posting four or more receptions in four straight games and eight of the past nine outings.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson solid again

Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:22:49 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had five catches for 60 yards in a 34-28 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has had at least 59 yards in four straight games, and he is averaging 98.3 yards pr game during the stretch. He has emerged as a weekly starting option at FantasyScore.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson goes off in win

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:16:10 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had team-highs with nine catches and 147 yards with one touchdown in the Week 8 game against the New York Giants. He was targeted 10 times.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) did his best Jimmy Graham imitation, and he will likely be a popular pluck off the waiver wire in standard fantasy leagues. For FantasyScore, he could still be a good value going forward, but he faces the NFL's No. 2 ranked pass defense in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans so be careful.

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Saints | Career night for Benjamin Watson

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:53:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had 10 catches for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown in a 31-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) came into the game with 15 catches for 159 yards in the first five games combined, so there is no reason to expect him to have a repeat performance any time soon.

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Saints | Josh Hill finds the end zone

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:08:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill had two receptions for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Fellow TE Benjamin Watson had three grabs for 30 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is still not worth using in FantasyScore despite the touchdown. The veteran Watson ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is slightly better for fantasy players, but his ceiling is also limited.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson still absent

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:47:15 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, due to paternity leave.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson to start?

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:15:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson is slated to start at tight end over TE Josh Hill, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

Fantasy Tip: Watson will still split time with Hill, but he could begin the season as starter primarily because of his experience and blocking abilities. He's also not a bad pass-catcher. However, because this could easily turn into a committee, neither should be considered starting fantasy tight ends.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Saints | New Orleans TE committee likely

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:47:58 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill and TE Benjamin Watson will likely be used in a committee to supplement the team's offense after TE Jimmy Graham was traded.

Fantasy Tip: Hill has been pegged as a breakout candidate by some, but this limits that outlook a bit. Hill and Watson are TE2 options in fantasy.

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Saints | Josh Hill projected to start for Saints

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:21:24 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill is slated as the starting tight end this season with TE Jimmy Graham now in Seattle. TE Benjamin Watson could give Hill a run for his money, however.

Fantasy Tip: Hill only caught 14 passes in 2014, but five of those were for touchdowns. He should be a mainstay in the Saints' red zone offense even if he doesn't produce a ton between the 20s. Even if he does start, he's still in TE2 territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Saints | Jimmy Graham to be game-time decision

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:16:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) said he won't know until just before kickoff Sunday, Oct. 19, if he'll play in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. "I think (coach) Sean (Payton) might try to see how I'm doing on Sunday and maybe work me before the game to see where I'm at," Graham, who was limited and listed as questionable for Sunday, said. "As of right now I don't know." Head coach Sean Payton would not discuss whether Graham could be limited if he plays Sunday. TEs Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill will likely see an increase in snaps if Graham doesn't play.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Graham plays, he's likely to be less than 100 percent, which would make paying $7,900 (15.8% of cap) a pretty big risk at FantasyScore. Hill is the better fantasy bet if Graham doesn't play, and he's very cheap if you're going that route at tight end.

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Saints | Friday injury report

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:33:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) and FB Erik Lorig (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 5. OT Terron Armstead (concussion), SS Marcus Ball (hamstring), C Jonathan Goodwin (neck), LB David Hawthorne (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder), CB Patrick Robinson (thigh), TE Benjamin Watson (groin) and CB Corey White (foot) are listed as probable. Ingram and Lorig did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 3. Armstead, Ball, Goodwin and White were limited during practice, while Hawthorne, Lofton, Robinson and Watson fully participated in practice.

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Saints | Thursday practice report

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:52:59 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand), FB Erik Lorig (ankle) and C Jonathan Goodwin (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 2. CB Corey White (foot), OT Terron Armstead (concussion), SS Marcus Ball (hamstring), LB David Hawthorne (ankle) and LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder) were limited during practice, while CB Patrick Robinson (thigh) and TE Benjamin Watson (groin) fully participated in practice.

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Saints | Wednesday practice report for Week 5

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:43:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints C Jonathan Goodwin (neck), RB Erik Lorig (ankle) and CB Corey White (foot) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. OT Terron Armstead (concussion), S Marcus Ball (hamstring), LB David Hawthorne (ankle) and CB Patrick Robinson (thigh) all were limited in practice. LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder) and TE Benjamin Watson (groin) both fully practiced.

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Saints | Friday injury report

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:18:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand), FB Erik Lorig (ankle) and SS Marcus Ball (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 4. TE Benjamin Watson (groin), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), LB David Hawthorne (ankle, knee) and CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) are listed as questionable, while LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder) is listed as probable. Ingram, Ball, Lorig and Robinson did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26. Lofton fully participated in practice, while Watson, Goodwin and Hawthorne were limited.

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Saints | Thursday practice report

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:29:38 -0700

New Orleans Saints SS Marcus Ball (hamstring), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), LB David Hawthorne (ankle, knee) and RB Erik Lorig (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25. LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder) and TE Benjamin Watson (groin) were limited.

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Saints | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:55:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (groin), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), LB David Hawthorne (ankle, knee), SS Marcus Ball (hamstring) and FB Erik Lorig (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder) was limited during practice.

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Saints | Wednesday injury report for Week 12

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:34:14 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (concussion), OG Ben Grubbs (neck), OG Jahri Evans (ankle), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle), DE Tyrunn Walker (knee), DT Akiem Hicks (back), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle, hamstring), CB Chris Carr (back, hamstring, hip), CB Rod Sweeting (hip) and FS Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) are listed as questionable for Week 12. Evans did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, while the other players were limited during practice.

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Saints | Tuesday practice report for Week 12

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:01:31 -0800

New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 19. CB Chris Carr (hip, back, hamstring), OG Ben Grubbs (neck), DE Akiem Hicks (back), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (hamstring, ankle), CB Rod Sweeting (hip), S Kenny Vaccaro (concussion), DT Tyrunn Walker (knee) and TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) were limited.

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Saints | Monday's practice report

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:17:28 -0800

New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 18. CB Chris Carr (back, hamstring, hip), OG Jahri Evans (ankle), OG Ben Grubbs (neck), DT Akiem Hicks (back), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle, hamstring), CB Rod Sweeting (hip), SS Kenny Vaccaro (concussion), DE Tyrunn Walker (knee) and TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) were listed as limited participants.

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Saints | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:20:39 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared TE Benjamin Watson, FS Kenny Vaccaro, RB Khiry Robinson, CB Rod Sweeting, QB Ryan W. Griffin, OT Terron Armstead, DL Tyrunn Walker inactive for Week 11.

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Saints | Friday injury report for Week 11

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:35:22 -0800

New Orleans Saints S Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) and TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) have been ruled out for Week 11. S Roman Harper (knee), DE Akiem Hicks (back), S Malcolm Jenkins (knee), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (hamstring, ankle) and DT Tyrunn Walker (knee) are probable.

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Saints | Thursday practice report for Week 11

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:07:47 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) and FS Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. DE Akiem Hicks (back), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle) and LB Curtis Lofton (ankle, hamstring) were limited during practice. DT Tyrunn Walker (knee), FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) and SS Roman Harper (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Saints | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:00:23 -0800

New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks (back), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle, hamstring), SS Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) and TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. DE Cameron Jordan (ankle) was listed as a limited participant, while S Roman Harper (knee), S Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) and DE Tyrunn Walker (knee) were full participants.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson out with concussion

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:09:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) will not return to the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a concussion.

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Saints | Benjamin Watson shaken up

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:11:34 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (head) was shaken up midway through the third quarter of the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He suffered an apparent head injury, and was down for several moments before walking to the sideline under his own power.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham misses practice

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:21:12 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 24, and the likelihood of him playing in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills decreased. TE Benjamin Watson may start in Graham's place if he cannot play. Watson had three catches for 61 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 6 when Graham was blanketed in coverage.

Fantasy Tip: Watson could pick up some of the slack, but as Larry Holder notes, he'll likely be used to block frequently, too. Marques Colston should be primed for a big game, and Kenny Stills and Nick Toon are sleeper options that could make some big plays if Graham doesn't play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

Saints | Benjamin Watson agrees to three-year deal

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:15:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with Benjamin Watson on a three-year deal Monday, Mar. 18. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Saints | Sign Benjamin Watson

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:03:28 -0700

The New Orleans signed TE Benjamin Watson (Browns) Monday, Mar. 18. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Browns | Benjamin Watson hasn't heard from team

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:50:35 -0800

Impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Browns) said Friday, March 8, that he hasn't heard from the Cleveland Browns, and he is set to test the open market. He said he wanted to remain in Cleveland, but he is excited for his next opportunity.

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Browns | Two likely to walk

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:53:49 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are unlikely to re-sign TE Benjamin Watson and FB/TE E. Alex Smith.

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Browns | Two TEs unlikely to be brought back

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:51:58 -0800

Impending free-agent TEs E. Alex Smith (Browns) and Benjamin Watson (Browns) are unlikely to be brought back by the Cleveland Browns in 2013.

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Browns | Two TEs expected to leave

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:32:07 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent TEs Benjamin Watson and E. Alex Smith this offseason.

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Browns | Many not expected to return

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:37:50 -0800

Cleveland Browns impending free-agent CB Sheldon Brown, PK Phil Dawson, WR Joshua Cribbs, P Reggie Hodges, LB Kaluka Maiava, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, DE Juqua Parker, TE E. Alex Smith, S Ray Ventrone and TE Benjamin Watson are not expected to be re-signed this offseason. QB Colt McCoy isn't expected to return, either, but LB D'Qwell Jackson probably has another year left, although the switch to a 3-4 defense lowers Jackson's value.

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Browns | Benjamin Watson hopes to return

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 17:11:02 -0800

Cleveland Browns impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson said he is excited about the hiring of head coach Rob Chudzinski and hopes to re-sign with the team this offseason.

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