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Deke Bellavia

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Ben-Yea! Saints TE Benjamin Watson excited to be in New Orleans

He just welcomed in the newest addition to his family and he has a new employer.  Things are fast-paced right now for new Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who joined me and Bobby for a chat.

“In free agency, you don’t know what to expect.  But to have a team like the Saints, an organization that is so well run to call on me was exciting.  And it is definitely exciting to come down to New Orleans.  I can tell you me and my family are excited to be here,” Watson said on SportsTalk.

 The Saints inked Watson last week to a three year deal.  Watson played in 45 games with the Cleveland Browns with 41 starts.  Watson had a nice season in 2012 with 49 catches for 501 yards with three touchdowns.

 We asked Watson about teaming up with his new fellow tight end Jimmy Graham.  “I haven’t met Jimmy yet but just watching him the past few years he really is an amazing talent and hopefully we can complement each other in a lot of ways.”

 Watson has played nine seasons in the NFL with his start being with the New England Patriots.  He was drafted with the final pick of the 2004 NFL draft by New England, going on to have a productive career in nine NFL seasons.  Benjamin has started 88 starts with 321 receptions for 3,776 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Bobby went on to ask Benjamin if he is a complete tight end in the NFL. “It’s taken some time,” he replied.  “Early in my career I’d say I was not a complete Tight End.  But over the past seasons in Cleveland I’ve really developed both sides of my game.”

Click HERE to listen to our entire interview with new Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson.  And for the latest on the Black and Gold stay tuned in to WWL Radio and keep logging on to WWL.com.

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03/22/2013 10:04AM
Ben-Yea! Saints TE Benjamin Watson excited to be in New Orleans
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03/22/2013 2:35PM
Great find!
Another washed up, undersized, over hyped free agent by force. Now that he's in nola the press wants to call him by his full name. Like that alone can resurrect his plummeting career........ he will be martyred with the rest of them
03/22/2013 7:10PM
He'll Be a Great #2 Tight End Behind Jimmy Graham
Don't pay attention to the man behind the previous post! LOL, Benjamin Watson is a veteran TE, similiar to David Thomas whom was released earlier this year. He's a capable backup to Jimmy Graham, and can be used in double TE sets to create mismatches with opposing defenses. I believe he'll be a great fit for the Big Easy. WHO DAT?!
03/22/2013 7:41PM
who dat double Te
This is a great pick up for the Saints. If he can get 500 yards with the watch out when Drew Brees is throwing to him. BIG TIME great sign for the Saints!
03/23/2013 12:16AM
What team released him?
The one with "The Natural" at quarterback... Dat's who. This man did about 32 ypg last season. Now how can ben watson even compare to hold up on the run as good as his predecessor? He won't because he is undersized and is not an offensive lineman. Drew better be on guard for upcoming "LOOKOUT!" blocks. Because they will be coming from the blind and foreside.
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