Ben Watson could be finishing his career right where it started.
The 38-year-old Watson is returning to the Patriots on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.
Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network first reported the news.
The average annual value is three times higher than Austin Seferian-Jenkins' deal and twice as much as Matt LaCosse's contract, which indicates the Patriots think that Watson still has some gas left in the tank. The Patriots' TE spot is one to monitor this summer.
Ben Watson caught two-of-three targets for 29 yards in the Saints’ Week 17 loss to the Panthers. Watson, who plans to retire following New Orleans’ playoff run, has not seen more than three targets in his last eight games. He has also not gone over 50 yards receiving in that same span. Ranked as our TE8 for the Divisional Round, avoid Watson in DFS play this weekend. The Saints simply don’t use him.