FOXBORO, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that first-round draft choice Benjamin Watson had been lost for the season with a knee injury.
Watson, a tight end, suffered the injury in the opening weekend of the campaign against Indianapolis. He caught two passes for 16 yards.
He was chosen with the 32nd pick in this year's draft out of Georgia.
To take Watson's spot on the roster, New England signed tight end Jed Weaver. He has spent most of his career with Miami, but signed with Denver this year this year and was then released.