TE Ben Watson has come out of retirement to join the team that drafted him in 2004, the New England Patriots! Watson recently retired after the NFC Championship with the New Orleans Saints.
Patriots intend to sign former Saints’ tight end Ben Watson to a one-year, $3 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2019
Watson hopes to fill the whole the Patriots desperately needed after Rob Gronkowski retired due to his health. Watson already knows the Patriots offense very well which is where he was drafted in 2004. He went on to win a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots after they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 9, 2019
I expect Watson to do extraordinary with the Patriots but I don’t see him ‘carrying the load’ for the TE position as the Patriots also added Austin Seferian-Jenkins. In the Tweet below, you can see the updated skill players for the Patriots courtesy of Field Yates.
Patriots updated skill players:
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Sony Michel, James White, Damien Harris, Rex Burkhead
FB: James Develin
TE: Ben Watson, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Matt LaCosse
WR: Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, Demaryius Thomas, Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 9, 2019