Former New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson will miss the first four games this season with the New England Patriots for violating the league policy on performance enhancing substances. Watson said in a Facebook message Sunday (May 26) he underwent a legal testosterone treatment as prescribed by a doctor in March, well before he decided against retirement and chose in May to play another NFL season. Until then, he considered himself retired and began the testosterone treatments as a method to help his body recover from 15 seasons as an NFL player. The league administered the random drug test March 29 and he received a letter from the league May 3 to say he tested positive. “I was devastated and for obvious reasons did not want to proceed,” Watson wrote. “At that point I knew that my decision to return to play would include a four game suspension and I immediately discussed this new development with the clubs.” Watson decided May 9 to play another season with the Patriots, the team that selected him in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft and with which he played his first six seasons. Watson played four seasons with the Saints over two stints, first for three seasons from 2013-15 and then for one season in 2018. He caught 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns last season.