The New England Patriots announced Friday that they’ve officially signed TE Ben Watson to a one-year contract.
The Patriots also signed seven of their draft picks to four-year contracts including:
|32.||1.||N’Keal Harry||WR||Arizona State|
|101.||3.||Yoday Cajuste||OT||West Virginia||Signed|
|252.||7.||Ken Webster||CB||Ole Miss||Signed|
Watson, 38, is a former first-round pick of the Patriots back in 2004. He spent six years in New England before joining the Browns in 2010.
Watson signed on with the Saints for the 2013 season and spent three years in New Orleans before joining the Ravens on a two-year, $7 million contract in 2016.
The Saints brought Watson back last year on a one-year contract.
In 2018, Watson appeared in 16 games for the Saints and caught 35 passes for 400 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Stidham, 22, was selected with the No. 133 overall pick in the fourth round by the Patriots. He’s projected to sign a four-year, $3,153,690 contract that includes a $633,690 signing bonus.
During his college career at Baylor and Auburn, Stidham completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 6,844 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions to go along with a quarterback rating of 147.6 over the course of three seasons and 36 games. He also rushed for 218 yards and nine touchdowns.