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Andy Hart
October 08, 2019 - 11:54 am
In a mild surprise, the Patriots did not activate tight end Ben Watson to the team’s 53-man roster on Monday when the veteran’s roster exemption following his four-game NFL suspension ran out. That made Watson a free agent. Asked about the decision during his Tuesday morning press conference, Bill...
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Andy Hart
October 05, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Tight end Ben Watson returned to the Patriots practice field this week after missing the first four weeks of the season to an NFL suspension, New England getting a roster exemption for the veteran. Under league rules Watson would have to be added to the Patriots 53-man roster by 4 p.m. on Saturday...
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Andy Hart
October 01, 2019 - 12:16 pm
With veteran Benjamin Watson serving a four-game NFL suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, the Patriots have gotten exactly four catches out of the tight end position through the first month of the season. Now that Watson is back with the team – though...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
June 21, 2019 - 2:14 pm
With the Patriots off until training camp, we’re having a series featuring the 15 most important Patriots players for the upcoming season. The countdown will continue for the next several weeks. No. 12 : Ben Watson Position : Tight end 2018 stats (with New Orleans) : 35 receptions, 400 yards, 2...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
May 23, 2019 - 2:59 pm
FOXBORO -- Ben Watson's retirement didn't last long at all. After announcing last season would be his last, following considering media and player development opportunities, the 38-year-old decided to return to football and sign with the Patriots , the team that drafted him in the first round of...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2019 - 11:53 am
The Patriots have a number of newcomers at the tight end position, but it's not quite known what their roles will be. There may be a clue with Ben Watson, as his contract suggests the team views him as a No. 1 tight end. Watson is getting the most money out of any of the tight ends the Patriots...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
May 09, 2019 - 3:03 pm
It looks like Ben Watson will finish his NFL career where it began. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , the veteran tight end plans on signing with the Patriots after visiting the team earlier in the day. The report adds there are a few issues to work through, but those won’t hold up the deal...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
May 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
It appears Ben Watson's retirement didn't last very long. According to multiple reports, the veteran tight end is visiting the Patriots on Thursday. Also, ESPN's Adam Schefter says he is considering the Chiefs, Bills and 49ers. The veteran retired following last season. Watson was drafted by Bill...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
April 22, 2019 - 11:12 am
Last season did not end the way tight end Ben Watson wanted. The Saints tight end missed the NFC title game with appendicitis, which came after he already announced it would be his last season. New Orleans of course fell to the Rams and that was the supposed end to Watson's career. But, maybe he's...
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May 31, 2012 - 7:53 pm
FOXBORO -- While the return of Josh McDaniels to the New England offense has looked relatively seamless from the outside in the two OTA sessions the media has had access to, Patriots players say both sides are still going through a getting-to-know-you process. '€œThere'€™s always getting up to...
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