Benjamin Watson

New England Patriots
Tight End #82
New England Patriots
Tight End #82

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Ends playing career

Watson has decided to step away from the NFL as a player, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mar 16, 2020 9:49 AM EST

Played through Achilles' issue

Watson relayed Friday that he suffered a torn Achilles during the 2019 season, Zack Cox of reports.

Jan 17, 2020 10:05 AM EST

Likely to retire

Watson caught three of four targets for 38 yards during Saturday's playoff loss to the Titans, but he indicated after the game he's likely to retire, Zack Cox of reports.

Jan 4, 2020 9:27 PM EST

Catches three passes in Week 16

Watson logged 31 of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills, en route to catching all three of his targets for 15 yards.

Dec 22, 2019 1:57 PM EST

Logs 34 snaps in Week 15

Watson, who was on the field for 34 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals, was not targeted in the contest.

Dec 16, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Records one catch Sunday

Watson was on the field for 32 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Dec 9, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Hauls in 23-yard reception

Watson logged 47 of a possible 87 snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

Dec 2, 2019 8:57 AM EST

Zero catches in Week 12

Watson was on the field for 49 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys. He did not catch his lone target in the contest.

Nov 25, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Catches three passes for 52 yards Sunday

Watson caught three of his four targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles.

Nov 18, 2019 10:42 AM EST

Could have opportunities Monday night

With Ryan Izzo concussed and Matt LaCosse (knee) on track to miss Monday night's game against the Jets, Watson and Eric Tomlinson could head the Patriots' Week 7 tight end corps, Zack Cox of NESN reports.

Oct 18, 2019 3:16 PM EST

Back in New England

The Patriots officially re-signed Watson on Tuesday, Albert Breer of reports.

Oct 15, 2019 11:04 AM EST

Return to Patriots expected

The Patriots are expected to re-sign Watson, Mike Reiss of reports.

Oct 14, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Not activated by Patriots

Watson won't be placed on the Patriots' 53-man roster by Monday's deadline, making him a free agent Mike Reiss of reports.

Oct 7, 2019 1:10 PM EST

Will not play Sunday

Watson (undisclosed) did not travel with the team to Washington and will not play Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Oct 5, 2019 9:42 AM EST

Returns to practice

Watson practiced Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Oct 3, 2019 9:51 AM EST

Eligible to return in Week 5

Watson has completed his four-game suspension and will be eligible to rejoin the Patriots in Week 5, Nick O'Malley of reports.

Sep 30, 2019 9:05 AM EST

Dealing with concussion symptoms

Watson (suspended) entered the concussion protocol after Thursday's preseason win over Carolina, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Aug 23, 2019 6:04 AM EST

Hauls in only target

Watson (suspension) logged 15 snaps and caught his only target for 14 yards in Thursday's preseason opener, a 31-3 win over the Lions.

Aug 9, 2019 1:42 PM EST

Facing four-game suspension

Watson announced Sunday that he was suspended for the first four games of the regular season after testing positive for a banned substance.

May 26, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Officially signs with New England

Watson (appendix) has officially signed a contract with the Patriots, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

May 9, 2019 12:39 PM EST