Benjamin Watson faces 4-game suspension
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There’s news out of Foxborough as New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson is dealing with a four-game suspension to begin the season.
On the edge of retirement after 14 seasons on the field with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints (two times) and Baltimore Ravens, veteran tight end Benjamin Watson chose to wound and run a reverse up signing a 1 year agreement with the group that made him the last choice in the preliminary of the 2004 NFL Draft.
The previous University of Georgia standout was a novice on the Pats’ group that recorded Super Bowl XXXIX. He would invest the very first 6 years of his NFL profession in Foxborough and would now be rejoining the franchise trying to find some assistance at his position.
But on Sunday night, the skilled pro had something essential to state by means of his Facebook account (complete text here). Here becomes part of that post.
On March 29, 9 days after I began treatment, I was arbitrarily checked under our compound policies. I complied out of practice, never ever believing because minute I ‘d wish to return. In late April, some clubs revealed interest in me playing and after much consideration and prayer, I chose I wished to return. Considering myself formerly retired, I had actually forgotten everything about my test in March till I got a letter on May 3rd stating my outcomes were favorable. I was ravaged and for apparent factors did not wish to continue. At that point I understood that my choice to go back to play would consist of a 4 video game suspension and I instantly discussed this brand-new advancement with the clubs.
With Watson out of the very first 4 video games of 2019, the work figures to be a little much heavier early for free-agent additions Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Matt LaCosse, along with 2018 seventh-round draft option Ryan Izzo– to name a few. And this was a group that currently had some huge shoes to fill at tight end to start with. Stay tuned.