The New Orleans Saints are set to host the Baltimore Ravens in both teams' final preseason game of the year. This game was to represent a homecoming of sorts for Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson, who spent 2013-2015 as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Watson, taking over as the starting Tight End after the trade of Jimmy Graham to Seattle, had a career year in New Orleans in 2015. He finished the season with 825 yards and 6 TDs, both of which tied or broke career highs. Watson was also beloved in the New Orleans community. He was a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and released a book Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race--And Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us.
Even though he is no longer a member of the Saints, many Saints fans were going to cheer for him to find continued success after signing in Baltimore. Any time a season-ending preseason injury occurs to a player, football fans are saddened, but Saints fans especially feel for this one.
Speedy recovery, Ben. We wish you the best.