A Tight End Cure? The Cleveland Browns Hope Benjamin Watson Is the Antidote

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ever since the Cleveland Browns traded away often-disgruntled Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in February of 2009, they have been trying to find a replacement as their starter.
Last year the Browns signed Robert Royal, but after having many questionable balls dropped or bounce right off of his hands, that experiment quickly ended with unknown practice squad tight end, Evan Moore, coming in to try and catch some passes toward the end of the season.
Moore, a converted wide receiver from Stanford, was able to catch 12 passes in five games compared to Royal's 11 catches in 13 games.
After the 2009 season ended, the question was posed that the Browns needed to get a true starting tight end and they found one in Patriots free agent, Benjamin Watson.
Watson was drafted by the Pats in the first round of the 2004 draft and has started in 47 of the 71 total games he has played in during his career.
He may not have the eye-popping career numbers Winslow has, but o...

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