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New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson, who was signed as a free agent this offseason, is eager to begin his career in black and gold. However, the 32-year-old also has his eye on his post football career.

Watson attended the seventh annual “NFL Broadcast Boot Camp” last month, along with 23 other current and former NFL players. The camp was held at the NFL Films headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

“I’ve always had an interest in broadcasting and just exploring it as a possible post-football career,” Watson said. “You get hands-on instructions from the people who hire and the people who fire and the people who have been doing it for so many years. To get that type of knowledge, you would be crazy to just pass that up. I saw the opportunity and definitely wanted to take part in it.”

Watson, 6-3, 255, came to New Orleans from the Cleveland Browns, with whom he appeared in 45 games with 41 starts from 2010-12. Originally a first round draft choice (32nd overall) of the New England Patriots in 2004, Watson has career totals in nine NFL seasons of 116 appearances with 88 starts and 321 receptions for 3,776 yards (11.8 avg.) with 28 touchdowns.

At the Broadcast Boot Camp, each player engaged in tape study, game preparation, editing, on-field reporting, as well other activities run by personnel from NFL broadcast partners ESPN, FOX, NBC, CBS, NFL Network, SiriusXM and Dial Global Radio.

“The play-by-play was probably the part that I found the hardest but also the most rewarding,” said Watson, who added that he was most comfortable in the analyst role.

“I think the great thing is that I had the chance to experience a lot of different things,” he said. “The more you can do the better. It’s kind of like football. I think you have to be able to do a lot of different things.”

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He is well spoken.
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He'll get a job.
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Re: New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson Learns From “NFL Broadcast Boot Camp”

Didnt he get the highest wonderlic score from a player in the NFL draft?

He's smart and dedicated and after football he'll definitely get a job in broadcasting
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