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BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet Blog Archive Tight end Ben Watson and the Patriots… “Not a lot of interest from either side”
"not a lot of interest on either side.Ē
After six seasons with the Patriots, tight end Benjamin Watson is finally a free agent. But in uncertain economic times, after a six-year, $7.5-million deal, heís open to everyone.
But will he return to the Patriots?
Just talked to someone with knowledge of his situation down here in Mobile and it doesnít look promising. In fact, Iím told thereís ďnot a lot of interest on either side.Ē
Watson may want to head to a place thatíll give him more than 29 catches for 404 yards with five TDs. And apparently, Watson was more the choice of Scott Pioli than Bill Belichick on draft day, anyway.This could be a split thatís best for both sides.
It hasnít been the greatest of years for Watson. Some wondered if he would be cut in the preseason, then he had two big TD catches in the opener but hasnít had much to cheer about since.
This doesnít mean thereís no chance for Watson to be a Patriot in 2010. If the market is really bad for him, he may not have much of a choice, if they make him an offer. But based on what I hear, itís looking like heíll head elsewhere
We may need a TE but even if Jermaine Gresham is there I hope we don't take one in the first round.