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Report: Benjamin Watson out for the Saints NFC title game

Tight end dealing with appendicitis

Steve Geller
January 18, 2019 - 4:10 pm

Drew Brees and the Saints offense will be without one of its reliable targets in the NFC Championship. ESPN’s Katherine Terrell was first to report that tight end Benjamin Watson will be out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Watson had one of his best games this season in week 9 against LA, catching 3 passes for 62 yards with a touchdown. The 38-year-old was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but is not expected to require surgery.  He announced that he was retiring at the conclusion of this season, so hopefully will be available if the Saints advance to the Super Bowl. 


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