FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots announced Friday that they have signed veteran tight end and former Patriot Ben Watson and seven of their 10 draft picks.
The terms of the contract were not announced.
The 38-year-old Watson has played in the NFL for 15 seasons, including with the New England Patriots (2004-2009), Cleveland Browns (2010-12), New Orleans Saints (2013-15, 2018) and the Baltimore Ravens (2016-17).
He originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Patriots out of Georgia in 2004 and spent his first six seasons with the team.
In addition, the Patriots signed seven of their 10 2019 NFL draft selections.
The name most notably missing from the list is first-round wide receiver N'Keal Harry out of Arizona State.
The Patriots signed second-round draft pick DB JoeJuan Williams, third-round draft pick OL Yodny Cajuste, fourth-round draft pick OL Hjalte Froholdt, fourth-round draft pick QB Jarrett Stidham, fifth-round draft pick DL Byron Cowart, fifth-round draft pick P Jake Bailey and seventh-round draft pick DB Ken Webster.