Veteran TE Benjamin Watson Considering Return For 2019 Season


Adam Schefter reports that veteran TE Benjamin Watson, who previously announced his retirement from the NFL, is now considering a return for the 2019 season. 

Schefter says that Watson is currently focused on welcoming twins next week, but after that their arrival, he could be open to returning if the right situation were to be available.

Last year, Watson said, via an NFL films video, that he plans to retire after the 2018 season.

“It’s time. It’s time to be done. I’m going to finish strong,” Watson said.

“You hope you get to exit on your own terms, you hope you get to exit with a great win, and it’s been great to be a part of this team and have this sort of winning at this point of my career,” Watson added.

However, it sounds like there’s at least a chance we could see him playing for a team later this year.

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’s currently an unrestricted free agent. 

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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