Saints Sign Former Patriots TE
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Posted Mar 17, 2013


The New Orleans Saints signed former Patriots TE Ben Watson to replace David Thomas, who was let go earlier this year. Both tight ends were originally Drafted by New England.

METAIRIE, LA. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran tight end Benjamin Watson to a three-year contract, and have also re-signed special teams leader Courtney Roby and reserve linebacker Ramon Humber for another season.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Watson spent the past three years with Cleveland, where last season he caught 49 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns. Drafted at the end of the first-round by New England in 2004, Watson has 321 career receptions for 3,776 yards and 28 TDs.

Roby, a reserve receiver who also ran track at Indiana, has been a regular on kick and punt coverage for the Saints since 2008. He also has returned kickoffs.

Humber has been a special teams regular and reserve defender for New Orleans since 2010 and played in 13 games last season.


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