3 reasons the New Orleans Saints should have interest in Ben Watson

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He knows the system

It’s difficult to bring in a new player and they seamlessly figure out the system within a few months. Well, Ben Watson, who already has it ingrained in him, should be able to easily come in and thrive.

Watson played four seasons in New Orleans, not playing in just one game. He knows his system and should understand his role as the team’s backup tight end. After all, during the 2013 season, he was an afterthought with tight end Jimmy Graham on the roster.

From his tweet, it seems like Watson is still prepared to passionately play in the league. The 14-year veteran, as long as he impresses in a potential workout, should be an option because of his ties to New Orleans and the Sean Payton-developed system.

The Saints were banking on Taysom Hill to fill in when needed, but the Saints need to protect Hill in case anything happens to Bridgewater, leaving them without a third-string TE. Why not fill the spot with a capable Watson?

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The Saints don’t necessarily need a tight end, but with Brees out and their third-string tight end quarterback Taysom Hill, they may be able to use the additional help.