Retired Saints TE Ben Watson Signs One-Year Deal with New England Patriots

After reports surfaced Thursday morning about the New England Patriots hosting free agent tight end Ben Watson for a visit, the two sides have come to an agreement on a one-year deal worth $3 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Watson, 38, who had announced last season that he would retire but changed his mind in the offseason, fills perhaps the biggest need on the Patriots roster.

Watson returns to New England, where he was drafted in 2004. He played six seasons in New England (2004-2009) and later spent time with the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens.

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SOURCE: Patriots Wire, Sean T. McGuire