The New Orleans signed TE Benjamin Watson to a three-year deal Monday, Mar. 18. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Watson fills the TE vulture role Dave Thomas turned into four touchdowns (on 11 catches) in seven games last season. He'll be an unreliable fantasy contributor, but he's bound to take a TD or two off of Jimmy Graham's plate at the most inopportune times.
Posted: 2/11/2013 12:56pm et
Impending free-agent TEs E. Alex Smith and Benjamin Watson are unlikely to be brought back by the Cleveland Browns in 2013. New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski likes to use his tight ends in the offense, and right now Jordan Cameron is the only tight end on the roster. The team wants more depth at the position. Some potential targets might be impending free-agent TEs Dustin Keller, Fred Davis or Delanie Walker.
Huddle Up: Chud is a tight end guy; look no further than Greg Olsen's season in Carolina last year with Chudzinski as OC for proof. Cameron is untested but could impress Chudzinski during offseason workouts; if not, a veteran option like Keller or Davis makes sense and would immediately generate fantasy buzz as a low-end sleeper option.
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