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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Former New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson exited the 2018 season with intentions to retire from the NFL, but he may feel like he has some gas left in the tank. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Watson is weighing ...

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Old 04-20-2019, 04:59 PM   #1
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Report: Former Saints TE Ben Watson considering return to NFL

Former New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson exited the 2018 season with intentions to retire from the NFL, but he may feel like he has some gas left in the tank. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Watson is weighing his options and might consider one more year after his wife delivers their twins next week. If the right opportunity should open up, Watson may put his pads on one last time.

Itís easy to think that Watson isnít satisfied with how things ended. He was held out of the 2018 NFC championship game after a scare with appendicitis; Watson stood on the sidelines, helpless, as the Saints were forced to go to untested youngsters Dan Arnold and Garrett Griffin in big moments. If he got another shot at winning a Super Bowl title, it would be more shocking if Watson wasnít up for the chance.

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he Was on a one year contract right? I would take him into camp. He’s a great locker room guy and would be worth a roster spot as a player coach alone. We would get him on the field enough to make it worth it.
He is one player I would bet doesn’t care about money at all in this point of his career.
We shouldn’t have ever let him go to Baltimore in the first place.
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After twins, I’d wanna leave the house for as long as possible too...
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After twins, Iíd wanna leave the house for as long as possible too...
Dad of twins here. Can confirm.

Go to the Pats and get a ring Ben.
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After twins, I’d wanna leave the house for as long as possible too...

You can't have twins... your wife would kill you.


As far as Ben goes.... does he still have a can of...




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Everyone says that my mother was a Saint for raising two hyper twins...…..mom said that's not a compliment son.
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Everyone says that my mother was a Saint for raising two hyper twins...…..mom said that's not a compliment son.

I bet you were NEVER "Timed Out" either.



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I'm sure he's tempted, but the older you get, the harder it is to get into and maintain the peak physical condition that is required for NFL pro football. A guy Watson's age has to work a lot harder at it during the off season, than a younger guy who's 23 or 24. We'll see if Watson can catch on somewhere and make a roster.
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I'm sure he's tempted, but the older you get, the harder it is to get into and maintain the peak physical condition that is required for NFL pro football. A guy Watson's age has to work a lot harder at it during the off season, than a younger guy who's 23 or 24. We'll see if Watson can catch on somewhere and make a roster.
I agree with this and it's the reason I'd rather him not try to come back.

Watson was able to retire in relatively good health. I would hate to see him suffer a hard injury trying to play one more year. Get out while you can and enjoy life with your family, we only have so much time on earth.
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I agree with this and it's the reason I'd rather him not try to come back.



Watson was able to retire in relatively good health. I would hate to see him suffer a hard injury trying to play one more year. Get out while you can and enjoy life with your family, we only have so much time on earth.


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