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Old 01-26-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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Veteran TE Ben Watson Says Hes Hoping To Re-Sign With Saints

Great news!

Saints veteran TE Ben Watson mentioned that he had a good meeting with GM Mickey Loomis and HC Sean Payton and would like to re-sign with New Orleans during the offseason.

I had a good meeting with Mickey (Loomis) and Sean (Payton), and we talked about the season like they do with everybody, Watson said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Theyll make their decisions with personnel whenever the time comes. Im at a position where Im healthy thank God. I didnt have any surgeries.

I enjoyed playing this season. I enjoy the city of New Orleans. If its New Orleans, I would love to be here. Were already settled. Weve got five kids. I dont feel like moving people everywhere. This is a great place for us and I enjoy playing here.

Watson added that he still enjoys playing football, despite being in his mid-thirties.

I still enjoy playing football, Watson said. I will take the opportunities as they come. Im kind of in a different place than I was the last couple times I was in free agency, whereas now Im a little more relaxed about it. Im waiting to see what doors open and what doors close.

Watson, 35, is coming off of an impressive 2015 season and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.

In 2015, Watson appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 74 receptions for 825 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 56 tight end out of 73 qualifying players

Veteran TE Ben Watson Says He?s Hoping To Re-Sign With Saints

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Re: Veteran TE Ben Watson Says Hes Hoping To Re-Sign With Saints

He'll be back in the black and gold. And it won't break the bank to retain him.
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Re: Veteran TE Ben Watson Says Hes Hoping To Re-Sign With Saints

At least one more season, if he wants more, well...

You go to Option B, San Diego Free Agent TE Ladarius Green...
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Re: Veteran TE Ben Watson Says Hes Hoping To Re-Sign With Saints

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At least one more season, if he wants more, well...

You go to Option B, San Diego Free Agent TE Ladarius Green...
At the end of the day, the Chargers front office will have to make a hard decision ... Green or Gates and they will choose Green.

I'd rather the Saints acquire a FA linebacker who can cover TE's like Green .
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Re: Veteran TE Ben Watson Says Hes Hoping To Re-Sign With Saints

I would like to see Watson here next season.
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Potential Man of the Year, solid player and exceptional guy for the locker room. He should be a top priority to keep.
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Was one of the very few positives to come out of this year.
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Still drops too many.
If the price is right, sure.
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Still drops too many.
If the price is right, sure.

I see a 2 yr offer with a nice signing bonus. Something to keep the cap down im sure. If he takes it great, if not we will find someone new. Drew makes the WR/TE. Look at Moore, Meachem, JG........
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Bring him back.
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