Saints, TE Watson agree on 1-year deal

  • Saints, TE Watson agree on 1-year deal

Saints, TE Watson agree on 1-year deal

Rock Hill's Benjamin Watson will play a 15th season in the National Football League after signing with his former team, the New Orleans Saints, on March 28, 2018.

Watson, who has been a leader in the locker room and a leading voice on social issues, spent three years in New Orleans, and he was a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2015, as well as 2017 with the Ravens.

The New Orleans Saints have found help at tight end in a familiar face.

The Saints courted Graham for a potential reunion at the start of free agency a couple weeks ago, but he instead signed with the Green Bay Packers, which forced the Saints to look at other tight ends. This report comes just a week after Rapoport reported that Kansas City was working on a deal with Watson.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news first.

On the field, he continues to produce.

He then signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, but a torn Achilles in the preseason sidelined him for the entire regular season. Playing for New Orleans from 2013-15, Watson enjoyed his most productive season as a professional in 2015, when he posted 74 receptions for 825 yards (11.1 avg.) with six touchdowns, setting career-highs in receiving and receiving yardage and also tying his career-best in receiving touchdowns. In 2013 it was off to New Orleans for three years, before signing with Baltimore in 2016.

Watson averaged 6.7 FanDuel points per game, with 61 receptions (79 targets) for 522 yards and 4 touchdowns.