New Orleans Saints Tight Ends 2012 vs. 2013: Did They Improve?

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Whether or not the Saints got better at the tight end position this off-season rests sqaurely on the performance of free agent acquisition Ben Watson.

As we enter into the final weeks of the 2013 off-season and inch closer to the start of training camp, we're examining this year's Saints roster to see if the front office's hard work in free agency and the draft has paid off. So we're going position by position to determine whether the team has improved in 2013 compared to last year.

We continue our series with the tight end position. Here's a look at last year's Saints roster and their current roster as it stands right now.

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2012

Jimmy Graham, David Thomas, Mike Higgins

2013

Jimmy Graham, Ben Watson, Mike Higgins, Josh Hill, Keavon Milton

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The only major effort by the Saints to improve at the tight end position this off-season was, quite simply, to replace David Thomas with former Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson, a definite upgrade in my opinion. Which is why I expect the 2013 tight ends corps to perform better than last year.

Undrafted rookie free agents Josh Hill and Keavon Milton are complete longshots to make the roster, so don't expect anything from this pair.

The Edge: 2013

What do you guys think? Agree or disagree?

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