Evans Clinchy
Monday February 13th, 2012

After three concussions in 2011, Cleveland Browns tight end Benjamin Watson says he's now doing well and looking forward to 2012.

"I’m great," Watson told the Boston Herald. "Three or four days after the last incident, I felt normal. I past all my cognitive tests. I didn’t have any headaches. I didn’t have any nausea. I didn’t have any dizziness. With three games left, they just erred on the side of caution and decided to end the season for me. You hate for that to happen, but that’s why the doctors are in place."

Watson was placed on season-ending injured reserve after the Browns' Week 14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished his season with 37 catches for 410 yards, plus more head injuries (three) than touchdowns (two).

"As far as lingering symptoms, I didn’t have anything," Watson said. "I know some guys have headaches for weeks. That wasn’t my scenario, thankfully. So hopefully, it was just a bad luck year." Watson's looking ahead to his ninth NFL season. The former Georgia Bulldog was the No. 32 overall pick in the 2004 draft, by the New England Patriots.

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