ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett cautions not to sleep on the idea that Ben Watson could "play an expanded role as a pass catcher."
Ben Watson is expected to serve as a "seasoned mentor" behind new No. 1 TE Josh Hill.
Ben Watson caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Bucs.
Saints TE Ben Watson left Sunday's Week 3 win over the Vikings with an undisclosed injury.
Ben Watson was held without a gain on his lone catch in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.
Ben Watson caught two passes for 26 yards in New Orleans' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.
Returning from a concussion, Ben Watson caught a one-yard touchdown in New Orleans' Week 12 win over the Falcons.
Saints TE Ben Watson (concussion) is active for Week 12 against the Falcons.
Ben Watson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Ben Watson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Ben Watson exited Sunday night's Week 10 game with a concussion and will not return.
Ben Watson caught three passes for 45 yards in Week 8 against the Bills.
Ben Watson will start Sunday's game against the Bills if Jimmy Graham (foot) can't play.
Ben Watson caught three passes for 61 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss at New England.