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25 reasons to get excited about 2018 Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon: No. 21 - The return of some favorites

Three ex-Saints players are now back with the Black and Gold for the 2018 season

Three ex-New Orleans Saints players are now back with the Black and Gold for the 2018 season. Benjamin Watson, Patrick Robinson and Jermon Bushrod signed with the team in the offseason.

Watson joins the Saints for his 14th season in the NFL and fourth with the Saints. From 2013-2015, the former Super Bowl champion tight end played well for the Saints. He collected 113 catches with 10 touchdowns. And 74 of those catches and six of those touchdowns came in his last season with the Saints (2015.) With the removal of tight end Coby Fleener from the roster, Watson appears to be set for a prominent role in not only the running game, but the passing game as well.

Robinson will enter his ninth season in the NFL and this will be his sixth season with the team that drafted him in 2010. Robinson most recently spent a year with the Philadelphia Eagles where he helped the team win Super Bowl LII. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound defensive back out of Florida State is set to join cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley and man the slot.

Bushrod joins the Saints for his 12th season in the NFL and his seveth with the Saints. Bushrod played for the Black and Gold from 2007-2012 and he was a key member of the offensive line in 2009 as he helped the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV. Bushrod looks to add depth to an already potent Saints offensive line. He played left tackle for the Saints from 2009-2012, however played right guard for the Miami Dolphins the last two seasons. That kind of flexibility from a player is crucial for a team to have success over the course of the season.

Fans will be able to watch all three during the Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. The camp schedule is expected to be released soon.

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