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Vladimir Ducasse

Ravens add 'complete player' in TE Benjamin Watson, add more cap space, remain disciplined

Ravens add 'complete player' in TE Benjamin Watson, add more cap space, remain disciplined

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome first called agent Drew Rosenhaus to express interest in Rosenhaus' client, Benjamin Watson, at around 3 p.m. Monday. A little more than 24 hours later, a verbal agreement had nearly been reached.

The two-year deal with the veteran tight end worth a maximum of $8 million became official Thursday when Watson signed his contract and was introduced at a late-morning news conference at the Under Armour Performance Center.

"When we set out in the offseason, in free agency, we looked at probably eight tight ends, as coaches and scouts, and I think he was probably next to the last one that I got a chance to watch," said Newsome, seated...