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84 Benjamin Watson TE

New England Patriots

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Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
163540011.4221

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Ben Watson: Considering 16th season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (appendix) is considering a return to the NFL for his 16th season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Watson appeared poised for retirement following the Saints' NFC Championship loss, but the veteran tight end may not be willing to hang up the laces just yet. The 38-year-old was a surprisingly critical factor in the team's offense for much of last season, registering 400 receiving yards and two touchdowns despite starting just four games, forcing tight ends Josh Hill and Dan Arnold to each take on more of a supporting role. The Saints clearly value Watson's leadership, but even if the 14-year vet were to return for another season, it's unclear if it would be for New Orleans considering the offseason addition of Jared Cook.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Could move to broadcasting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (appendix) is drawing interest from ESPN for a job on television, Michael McCarthy of The Sporting News reports.

A generous broadcasting offer could tilt the 38-year-old tight end toward retirement if he's on the fence, though he'd likely still have opportunities if he waited another year or two. Watson started four of 16 games for the Saints in 2018, hauling in 35 of 46 targets for 400 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 32 snaps per game. Appendicitis held him out of the NFC Championship Game, but he should be healthy soon enough, if he isn't already. Watson presumably doesn't have any interest in playing for a team besides New Orleans.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Not suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (illness) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Rams, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Watson's availability for the NFC Championship Game was clouded when appendicitis was revealed as the reason for his absence from practice Wednesday and Thursday. Despite the diagnosis, he so far has avoided surgery and even was a limited participant at Friday's session, leading to a questionable designation. However, his condition hasn't improved enough to reintroduce him to the rigors of tight end. In Watson's stead, Josh Hill, Garrett Griffin and Dan Arnold will hold down the position in the Saints offense.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Questionable, but not expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Rams. However, he isn't expected to play due to appendicitis, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

The Saints merely termed Watson's condition an illness all week, but despite the diagnosis, he followed up back-to-back absences with a limited showing at Friday's session. Considering his listing of "questionable," he appears to have a shot to suit up this weekend, however dire his health may seem. Unless his condition worsens, expect Watson's status to remain in limbo until the Saints release their inactive list 90 minutes before Sunday's 3:05 PM ET kickoff. No matter if Watson is available, Josh Hill, Garrett Griffin and Dan Arnold are on hand to ensure tight end is covered.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Diagnosed with appendicitis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson will be held out of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams due to appendicitis, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Watson kicked off the week with back-to-back absences as a result of an illness, which now has been clarified. So far, he's sidestepped surgery, but the situation is severe enough for the veteran to be ruled out well in advance of Sunday's contest. Watson has declared his intention to retire after this season, so a Saints loss Sunday would put an end to a 15-year career. Expect Josh Hill, Garrett Griffin and Dan Arnold to hold down the fort at tight end this weekend.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18TB444210
29/16/18CLE31980
39/23/18ATL571270
49/30/18NYG123230
510/8/18WAS43090
710/21/18BAL643151
810/28/18MIN0000
911/4/18LAR362321
1011/11/18CIN1110
1111/18/18PHI0000
1211/22/18ATL120200
1311/29/18DAL0000
1412/9/18TB324110
1512/17/18CAR128280
1612/23/18PIT1660
1712/30/18CAR229180
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2004New England Patriots112168.0140001
2005New England Patriots1592944115.235410022
2006New England Patriots13134964313.140310232
2007New England Patriots1283638910.83567021
2008New England Patriots149222099.52921012
2009New England Patriots1672940413.93655020
2010Cleveland Browns16166876311.244310140
2011Cleveland Browns13113741011.13423021
2012Cleveland Browns16144950110.22735027
2013New Orleans Saints1571922611.93224014
2014New Orleans Saints168201366.8152009
2015New Orleans Saints16167482511.146613142
2016Baltimore Ravens0000---00000
2017Baltimore Ravens1612615228.63345030
2018New Orleans Saints1643540011.43226021
TOTAL195135530588511.14644794312
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2004New England Patriots1100---0000
2005New England Patriots15900---0000
2006New England Patriots131300---0000
2007New England Patriots12811111.011001
2008New England Patriots14900---0000
2009New England Patriots16700---0000
2010Cleveland Browns16161-1-1.0-1000
2011Cleveland Browns131100---0000
2012Cleveland Browns161400---0000
2013New Orleans Saints15700---0000
2014New Orleans Saints16800---0000
2015New Orleans Saints161600---0000
2016Baltimore Ravens0000---0000
2017Baltimore Ravens161200---0000
2018New Orleans Saints16400---0000
TOTAL1951352105.011001
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2004New England Patriots100---000
2005New England Patriots15111.0100
2006New England Patriots1300---000
2007New England Patriots1200---000
2008New England Patriots1400---000
2009New England Patriots1600---000
2010Cleveland Browns1600---000
2011Cleveland Browns1300---000
2012Cleveland Browns1600---000
2013New Orleans Saints1500---000
2014New Orleans Saints1600---000
2015New Orleans Saints1600---000
2016Baltimore Ravens000---000
2017Baltimore Ravens1600---000
2018New Orleans Saints1600---000
TOTAL195111.0100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004New England Patriots100.000000.0000
2005New England Patriots1522.000000.0000
2006New England Patriots1333.000000.0000
2007New England Patriots1200.000000.0000
2008New England Patriots1422.000000.0000
2009New England Patriots1611.000000.0000
2010Cleveland Browns1622.000000.0000
2011Cleveland Browns1322.000000.0000
2012Cleveland Browns1600.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1500.000000.0000
2014New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
2016Baltimore Ravens000.000000.0000
2017Baltimore Ravens1644.000000.0000
2018New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
TOTAL1952020.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004New England Patriots100000000
2005New England Patriots1511000000
2006New England Patriots1331010010
2007New England Patriots1210001010
2008New England Patriots1411000000
2009New England Patriots1600010010
2010Cleveland Browns1600000000
2011Cleveland Browns1300000000
2012Cleveland Browns1610000000
2013New Orleans Saints1500000000
2014New Orleans Saints1600000000
2015New Orleans Saints1611000000
2016Baltimore Ravens000000000
2017Baltimore Ravens1610000000
2018New Orleans Saints1600000000
TOTAL19594021030
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/251
Birthdate:
12/18/1980
Age:
38
Hometown:
Norfolk, VA, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
16
Awards: