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.”
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