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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Benjamin Watson has parlayed an unlikely breakout season with the Saints into a new contract elsewhere. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the veteran tight end will sign a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens after Wednesday's signing ...

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Old 03-08-2016, 04:17 PM   #1
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Ben Watson Signs with Baltimore Ravens

Benjamin Watson has parlayed an unlikely breakout season with the Saints into a new contract elsewhere.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the veteran tight end will sign a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens after Wednesday's signing period begins, according to a source informed of his situation.

Watson had the best season of his 12-year career with the Saints in 2015, setting career highs with 74 catches for 825 yards and six touchdowns. He will join a tight end group in Baltimore that already includes Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams. The Dennis Pitta comeback dream is officially over -- in Baltimore at least.

Expect Watson to see plenty of targets from Joe Flacco while serving in a mentor role to Gillmore and Williams. Watson has experience in the AFC North from his 2010-2012 run with the Cleveland Browns. He has spent the last three seasons in New Orleans.

Watson's career began with the Patriots as a first-round pick in 2004. Flacco becomes the third Super Bowl MVP quarterback Watson has played with in his long career.


Benjamin Watson spins big year into deal with Ravens - NFL.com

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Hate to see him go

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Well thats the nature of the beast
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Sad to see him leave. Great player and even greater person. It seems that Brees made him look too good.
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Damn, I liked Watson. Balled out of control last year but he is up in age. On the surface, appeared to be what we all look for in a player. I wish him well in Baltimore, classy individual. I bet most around Saints camp say they'll miss is locker room presence.

Good luck to ya Ben!
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:15 PM   #6
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The youth movement continues, first Colston and now Watson.

I guess we'll be signing/drafting multiple WR's/ TE's this offseason.
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Wow good for him! His contract with us was like $2 mil/year. Happy for him!
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You know what they say about greener pastures!
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