Patriots Re-Signing TE Ben Watson

According to Field Yates, the Patriots are expected to re-sign TE Ben Watson

Steve Burton confirms that the Patriots have officially re-signed Watson on Tuesday. 

Watson was released by the team last week after New England declined to activate him upon his return from a four-game suspension.

The team saved around $2 million with the move, so its likely Watson will return at a smaller salary. The Patriots depth at tight end is thin and Watson should provide a major boost. 

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. He signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Patriots during the offseason. 

In 2018, Watson appeared in 16 games for the Saints and caught 35 passes for 400 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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