The Buffalo Bills are interested in adding a veteran tight end, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Former New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson recently retired but is considering offers from the Bills in addition to the New England Patriots (another former team), the Kansas City Chiefs, and the San Francisco 49ers.
Watson was with the Patriots from 2004 to 2009, overlapping with Bills’ offensive coordinator Brian Daboll who was the wide receivers coach from 2002-2006. They were together in Cleveland in 2010 when Daboll was the Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator.
In 2010, Watson had the best year of his career to that point, catching 68 passes for 763 yards and three touchdowns. The catches and yardage are the second-best totals from his 14-year NFL career.
The Bills released Charles Clay this offseason and have completely revamped their tight end room. Only Jason Croom remains. They brought in Tyler Kroft and Jake Fisher while drafting Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney.
Watson started four games for the Saints at 37-years-old in 2018, catching 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns.