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Saints tight end Benjamin Watson earns NFLPA's weekly Community MVP award

Watson generated more than $100,000 for charities this season

25 local families were sponsored by Benjamin Watson's The Big BENefit to a dinner and holiday shopping spree for their children on Monday, December 10.

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson was named the winner of the NFLPA's weekly Community MVP award. Watson helped bring freedom to the less fortunate by generating more than $100,000 for 15 charities this season. He is the first Saints player to win the award this season.

Watson is in his 15th season out of Georgia and is in his second stint with the Saints. He led the team's tight ends with 35 receptions for 400 yards with touchdowns. He announced earlier in the season that he is retiring after the season ends. The Saints, 13-3 and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, are waiting to find out who they will play in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Watson is now eligible for the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award, the highest honor the NFLPA awards.

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