Benjamin Watson to delay retirement, sign with Patriots

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Ben Watson, CJ Mosley
(Photo: William E. Anthony)

Benjamin Watson decided he was not done with football after all but he is not returning to New Orleans.

The veteran tight end has opted to return to the team that drafted him 15 years ago by agreeing to a deal with the New England Patriots.

The 38-year-old Watson spent the 2018 season with the Saints, marking a return to the organization for his second pro stint. The University of Georgia product who played for New Orleans previously from 2013-15 had indicated his plans to retire from the NFL before recent reports that he had a change of heart.

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