Watson and Smith to battle for NE TE spot

Boston Globe - [Full Article]

Ben Watson and Alex Smith are expected to be competing for the same role in the Patriots offense, according to the Globe's Mike Reiss.
Reiss sees Chris Baker locked into a role when New England uses two tight ends, presumably for his blocking skills. Watson and Smith should battle for the other spot, which includes valuable snaps in one tight end sets. Bill Belichick is reportedly "quite excited" about Smith, so Watson could potentially slip to third-string or even off the roster.

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