Benjamin Watson TE NO 6 Months

Ben Watson was held without a gain on his lone catch in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 8 Months

Returning from a concussion, Ben Watson caught a one-yard touchdown in New Orleans' Week 12 win over the Falcons.

Watson's nifty, toe-tapping touchdown near the end of the first quarter was his lone catch of the evening. Watson will continue to struggle for TE3 value behind Jimmy Graham.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 8 Months

Saints TE Ben Watson (concussion) is active for Week 12 against the Falcons.

Watson missed Week 11. He's just a TE3 against Atlanta.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 8 Months

Ben Watson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Watson didn't practice all week and still hasn't been cleared to return from his concussion. Josh Hill will serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Jimmy Graham.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 8 Months

Ben Watson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Watson hit his head in the third quarter of last Sunday's game and had to be helped off the field. He'll have to progress through the league's protocol.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 8 Months

Ben Watson exited Sunday night's Week 10 game with a concussion and will not return.

Watson hit his head on the ground on a near touchdown in the third quarter and had to be helped off the field. He'll now need to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 9 Months

Ben Watson caught three passes for 45 yards in Week 8 against the Bills.

Watson played a season-high 47 snaps and caught all three of his targets with Jimmy Graham (foot) limited to just 18 snaps. No. 3 tight end Josh Hill was also heavily involved, playing 25 snaps and catching both of his targets for 17 yards. Lance Moore returned to the lineup and handled much of the work over the middle of the field along with Marques Colston. Watson is a bottom-barrel TE2 at best even if Graham remains limited the next couple weeks.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 9 Months5 Comments

Ben Watson will start Sunday's game against the Bills if Jimmy Graham (foot) can't play.

Watson is a pass-catching tight end, but he won't be asked to do the same things Graham does. The 6'3/255, 10-year veteran is more of a lumberer up the seam than a playmaker. He did have three catches for 61 yards on four targets against the Patriots while Graham was hobbled. There's some high-end TE2 handcuff appeal in Watson as we wait for more details on Graham's injury.

Benjamin Watson TE NO 9 Months

Ben Watson caught three passes for 61 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss at New England.

Benjamin Watson TE NO Mar 18 '13

Saints signed TE Ben Watson to a three-year contract.

A do-it-all tight end still going relatively strong at age 32, Watson will replace David Thomas as the Saints' top backup behind Jimmy Graham. In 16 games with the Browns last season, Watson hauled in 49 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns. His numbers are likely to dip with a reduced role in New Orleans, but this is a smart depth signing by Saints GM Mickey Loomis & Co.