Saints ink TE Ben Watson to 3-year deal
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Saints ink TE Ben Watson to 3-year deal

The Saints have their new backup tight end. They agreed to terms on a three-year contract Monday with former Browns tight end Ben Watson. Watson will replace David Thomas in that role after he was released by New Orleans in February. Watson, 32, had one of his better seasons last year. He caught 49 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy Analysis:

Jimmy Graham @TheJimmyGraham's state as one of Drew Brees' top targets and one of the very few elite tight ends in the game is safe. This is a move for depth, and there's no question that Watson is better than Thomas. The more interesting fantasy story here might be how this move affects Jordan Cameron. With Watson gone from Cleveland, Cameron looks to be the Browns' starting tight end this fall. He is very much in the Jimmy Graham mold as a tall, athletic, yet raw player who can really excel as a receiver. The tutelage of head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner, a couple of people with a history of getting the best out of their tight ends, will only help expedite his progression. If he hangs on to the starting gig, Cameron will be a worthy TE sleeper this season.

Source:
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