There’s information out of Foxborough as New England Patriots tight finish Benjamin Watson is going through a four-game suspension to begin the season.
On the verge of retirement after 14 seasons on the sector with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints (twice) and Baltimore Ravens, veteran tight finish Benjamin Watson opted to run a reverse and wound up signing a one-year contract with the crew that made him the ultimate choose within the first spherical of the 2004 NFL Draft.
The previous College of Georgia standout was a rookie on the Pats’ crew that captured Tremendous Bowl XXXIX. He would spend the primary six years of his NFL profession in Foxborough and would now be rejoining the franchise searching for some assist at his place.
However on Sunday night, the gifted professional had one thing pertinent to say through his Fb account (full textual content right here). Right here is a part of that put up.
On March 29, 9 days after I began remedy, I used to be randomly examined underneath our substance insurance policies. I complied out of behavior, by no means considering in that second I’d wish to come again. In late April, some golf equipment expressed curiosity in me taking part in and after a lot deliberation and prayer, I made a decision I needed to return. Contemplating myself beforehand retired, I had forgotten all about my check in March till I received a letter on Might third saying my outcomes had been constructive. I used to be devastated and for apparent causes didn’t wish to proceed. At that time I knew that my choice to return to play would come with a 4 sport suspension and I instantly mentioned this new improvement with the golf equipment.
With Watson out of the primary 4 video games of 2019, the workload figures to be a bit of heavier early on for free-agent additions Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Matt LaCosse, in addition to 2018 seventh-round draft alternative Ryan Izzo – amongst others. And this was a crew that already had some massive sneakers to fill at tight finish to start with. Keep tuned.