Benjamin Watson must wait to play with the Patriots once more.
The veteran tight finish introduced Sunday that he can be suspended for the primary 4 video games of the 2019 season after failing a drug take a look at.
Watson returned to New England this offseason after the Patriots initially chosen him within the first spherical (32nd general) of the 2004 draft. He deliberate on retiring after the 2018 season, which he spent with the Saints, however determined to return for one more 12 months.
“After my contract expired last March I told my doctors I was finished playing, went through a series of medical tests and was prescribed Bio Identical Testosterone Cypionate to assist in healing my body and mind,” he wrote in a prolonged Fb publish describing the circumstances of his suspension.
“On March 29, 9 days after I began remedy, I was randomly examined underneath our substance insurance policies. I complied out of behavior, by no means pondering in that second I’d wish to come again. In late April, some golf equipment expressed curiosity in me enjoying and after a lot deliberation and prayer, I determined I wished to return.
“Contemplating myself beforehand retired, I had forgotten all about my take a look at in March till I acquired a letter on May third saying my outcomes have been optimistic. I was devastated and for apparent causes didn’t wish to proceed. At that time I knew that my resolution to return to play would come with a 4 sport suspension and I instantly mentioned this new improvement with the golf equipment.”
Watson, 38, spent six productive seasons with the Patriots. He logged 167 receptions and 20 touchdowns. Watson then went on to have stints with the Browns, Ravens and Saints.
He performed in each sport for New Orleans final season and tallied 35 catches for 400 yards and two touchdowns.
In whole, he has 530 catches for five,885 yards and 44 touchdowns over his 15-year profession.
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