By: Barry Barnes, Founder/Senior Writer
The New Orleans Saints announced Monday that they signed unrestricted free agent tight end Benjamin Watson to a three-year contract and agreed to terms on a one-year contract with linebacker Ramon Humber. According to the team’s press release, financial terms were not disclosed.
Watson comes to New Orleans from the Cleveland Browns, where he appeared in 45 games (41 starts) from 2010-12.
Watson was selected in the first round (32nd overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2004 NFL Draft, and recorded 321 receptions for 3,776 yards with 28 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons.
In 2012, Watson appeared in all 16 games for the Browns (14 starts) and recorded 49 receptions for 501 yards with three touchdowns. His reception total was ranked fourth on the Browns and the 6-3, 255-pound tight end’s catch total was tied for the second-highest of his career.
Humber, 5-11, 232, joined the Saints in 2010 and has been an asset on both special teams and the club’s linebacker rotation. He signed as an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State by the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.
Humber has appeared in 47 career games (five starts) and has posted career totals of 47 tackles (25 solo), one sack, one pass defense and one forced fumble. On special teams, Humber has recorded 43 career stops.
The Saints still have six unsigned free agents to attend to in wide receiver Devery Henderson, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle William Robinson, linebacker Scott Shanle, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis and defensive end Turk McBride.
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