Report: TE Ben Watson visiting Patriots


It appears Ben Watson's retirement didn't last very long.

According to multiple reports, the veteran tight end is visiting the Patriots on Thursday. Also, ESPN's Adam Schefter says he is considering the Chiefs, Bills and 49ers. The veteran retired following last season.

Watson was drafted by Bill Belichick in the first round of the 2004 draft and had a solid six years with the Patriots. The 38-year-old desperately wanted to win another Super Bowl last year, so maybe a return to the Patriots could entice him. Given his age, he isn't a No. 1 tight end anymore, but with Austin Seferian-Jenkins, it could be a good situation for him and the team.

In 16 games last season with the Saints, Watson had 35 catches for 400 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots do not have much depth at tight end. Right now it is just Seferian-Jenkins, Stephen Anderson, Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo.