Benjamin Watson is headed back to New England. The Patriots drafted him in the first round in 2004. He played for them for six seasons, was with three other teams, and now likely will be catching passes in Foxboro again. Who was the last other pass catcher drafted in the first round who pulled this kind of stunt? This other player caught passes for two other franchises before returning to the team that originally picked him in the first round?
Randy Moss. He caught a bunch of passes for Minnesota from 1998 thru 2004, then spent five-plus seasons with the Raiders and Patriots. Moss was traded back to Minnesota during the 2010 season but caught only 13 passes in four games. Robert Meachem is a junior member of this club. In his case, he spent only one year away from New Orleans.