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Ben Watson hoping to help fill hole Gronk left behind


FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — In the wake of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, the Patriots have a massive hole to fill on offense.

During his time in New England, the five-time Pro Bowler helped the Patriots win three Super Bowls and broke numerous franchise records along the way.

In an effort to fill the size 16 cleats Gronkowski left behind, this offseason the Patriots brought in a bunch of new tight ends, including former Patriot Benjamin Watson.

The Patriots drafted Watson in 2009 and after playing the first six years of his career in New England, Watson spent time with the Browns, Ravens, and Saints. Watson said he’s excited to return to the place he once called home but he knows the team has changed a great deal since the last time he wore a Patriots uniform.

Watson is heading into the tenth year of his career and at the ripe age of 38, he’s hoping another stint with the Patriots can to hold off Father Time.

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