Saints veteran TE Ben Watson confirmed that he has spoken to the team about a potential extension that would keep him in New Orleans.
“I had a good conversation with Sean (Payton) and Mickey (Loomis), and I love the Saints organization,” Watson said, via the New Orleans Advocate. “I’d love to be playing there. If not there, we’ll see where else. I think I’ll know more in about a month or so.”
Watson also made it clear that he enjoys being in New Orleans and appreciates the support from the community and the Saints.
“I like being in New Orleans,” Watson said. “I like the community. The organization’s always treated me well, they’ve treated my family well, they’ve supported anything we’ve done. Any charitable endeavor we’ve done, they’ve supported it.”
Watson, 35, is coming off of an impressive 2015 season and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2015, Watson appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 74 receptions for 825 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 56 tight end out of 73 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.