Going into free agency, the Saints targeted the tight end position as a need. Yes, they have Pro-Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, but they wanted someone else to pair with their young star who could make their offense more explosive than it already is.
Well, the Saints fulfilled that need today by signing veteran tight end Ben Watson. The 10th year pro most recently played with the Cleveland Browns last year, where he recorded 49 catches for 501 yards and three touchdowns.
The 32 year old was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round in 2004, where he helped the Pats win a Super Bowl in his rookie year. He spent seven years there before heading to Cleveland in 2010. He has career stats of 321 receptions for 3,776 yards and 28 touchdowns.
The Saints also resigned linebacker Ramon Humber to a one-year deal. He played in 13 games, serving more as a Special Teams player, recording 11 tackles.
All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha also visited the Saints over the weekend, but no talks of contract negotiations yet.