Patriots sign Dekoda Watson

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The Patriots didn’t take up a collection plate, but they were able to scrounge together enough money to sign a free agent on Tuesday anyway.

The team announced that they have signed veteran linebacker Dekoda Watson.

Watson signed with the Jaguars as a free agent before the 2014 season, but lost his spot on the roster after nine games that saw him record 14 tackles. He landed with the Cowboys for the final weeks of the season and saw action in one game without making an impression on the stat sheet.

Watson broke into the league as a 2010 seventh-round pick of the Buccaneers and played in 60 games for them over four years. He had 106 tackles, three sacks and an interception in Tampa.

The Patriots will probably throw Watson into competition for reserve spots in the linebacking corps and his ability to help the team on special teams will likely determine how he fares in that scrum.

31 responses to “Patriots sign Dekoda Watson

  1. Ted Wells needs to release his personal cell phone so we can see what he, Goodell and Kensil discussed

    If he doesn’t it’s proof he’s hiding something (just like he asserts is the case for Brady)

    Just like Brady, he has no right to privacy

    If he won’t cooperate it’s proof he’s guilty of bias

  2. Maybe, maybe not. I know if I was playing the Patriots in November I might take the time to crap my pants. They are going to be historically pissed at everybody.

  3. Keith Rivers made Dekota Watson expendable in Dallas. Not that Rivers is a ‘world class’ LB, but, he’s better than Watson, especially for the ‘Otto’ LB spot Dallas is trying to develop.

  4. 12coltsfan12 says:
    May 12, 2015 5:48 PM
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    XLIX

    and it hurts
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    Why is your WordPress name “tomthefishkiller” if you’re such a big Colts fan? Seriously, click on his name and see.

  5. Dekoda is a good LB and particularly good on special teams. But I have to say, he doesn’t tolerate cheaters, so for him to stay, something must be done about Tom Brady.

  6. @bucsorbust

    Your team has been an embarrassment to professional football for over a decade. The Bucs have a perennial lottery pick in the draft. And, no one wants to go to the games, even with free tickets.

    Maybe you should focus on the train wreck / dumpster fire that has been the Bucs.
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  7. igotgamenj says:
    May 12, 2015 6:15 PM

    Pats start 0-4

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    they could beat jack and the bills with you starting at qb . 3-1 , 2-2 at the worst

  8. The Patriots players, coaches, and ownership are going to be in an alignment so focused and tight it will be unbelievable. Get used to a lot of teams limping off at the southern end of a 52-14 drubbing, only to complain that the Patriots used shoelaces that were too short and their mouth guards are infused with caffeine or something. Goodell will buy it and fine them $10 million, but we all know the truth: the Jets suck and always will.

  9. quinzze says:
    May 12, 2015 5:58 PM

    28-24! And the balls where perfect.
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    I don’t recall anyone whining about the SB49 score. Do you have a guilty conscience? Do you know something the rest of us should – or are you just redirecting to make yourself feel better after your QB was caught cheating?

    We lost SB49 fair & square, oh well, next year maybe!

    signed: a Seattle fan

  10. mightbegoingtohellforthis says:
    May 12, 2015 5:53 PM
    12coltsfan12 says:
    May 12, 2015 5:48 PM
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    XLIX

    and it hurts
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    Why is your WordPress name “tomthefishkiller” if you’re such a big Colts fan? Seriously, click on his name and see.

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    I’ve seen him post before. i’m pretty sure he’s a Pats fan that tries to, i don’t know, reverse psychology it or something?

  11. Why is your WordPress name “tomthefishkiller” if you’re such a big Colts fan? Seriously, click on his name and see.

    He’s not the only one. Pats fans have flooded these boards with new names as “fans of other teams” who think the Pats are innocent.

    Desperation?

    And to Mr. Watson…

    “We’re sorry, we thought your name was Deflata Watson. We’re looking for a new ballboy.”

    Signed Robert Kraft

  12. Brady cheated the game, his fans, his legacy, and himself. Brady has no one to blame other than himself.

    Pat’s fan base need to wrap their heads around the truth and stop the nonsense already. 4 game suspension, and forever known as a liar and a cheat. You can win 50 SB’s and once branded a liar and cheater that doesn’t change. Let New England begin to change their well established culture of cheating and then we can begin to talk about what’s “fair.”

  13. Welcome to the new raiders.

    And NE is damn lucky they don’t have to play the Chiefs again this season. There aren’t enough stretchers to haul that many bodies off. And the Chiefs aren’t even that good.

    Cheating, and the dumbest play call in Super Bowl history won your latest asterisk bowl.

    Congrats?

  14. quinzze says:
    May 12, 2015 5:58 PM
    28-24! And the balls where perfect.
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    What’s also irrefutable is Seattle advanced to SB 49 without being convicted of CHEATING. The Pat’s cannot now truthfully lay claim to the same can they.

    Had this been the NCAA the trophy would have been returned by now. Pat’s fans think it’s acceptable to cheat because they have no honor and no integrity. Why else does the fan base of a team proven to have cheated to advance to the SB celebrate with such zeal as if the cheating never happened.

  15. If you need a backup quarterback that will push the starter to be his best….
    Take a small risk and kick the tires on Vince Young.. See if he would be willing to help… He wouldn’t cost a lot…. His career won/loss record is 31-19… He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler with playoff experience and was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year….. The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and this guy WINS…. There is a big difference between Perception and Reality.
    Bring in Vince Young and judge his talents for yourself….

  16. Welcome to the New England Nixonians

    For the record, Nixon never had the IRS harass and attack his political enemies unlike the current occupant of the office.

  17. Bleedsoe9mm……you might eat those words. Since kickoff in Sb, you lost Revis, Dennard, Browner, Arrington, Wilfork and Brady. We signed YOUR old qb, Cassel, Ty Taylor, McCoy, Harvin and Clay. Oh, and Incognito. You will be here, in September. 70K screaming Bills fans. Beat that, stooge.

  18. Wow, gotta respect a cheater who embraces it and understands who they are. Only a real confident cheater would be OK with: Welcome to the New England Nixonians, then try to turn that into a positive.

  19. iamapatsfan says:
    May 12, 2015 6:45 PM

    I’ve seen him post before. i’m pretty sure he’s a Pats fan that tries to, i don’t know, reverse psychology it or something?

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    Can you prove he donated 12 bucks to a billionaire?

  20. I have to admit the Patriots have been outstanding for many years, which is why it is so puzzling why they felt the need to Cheat! At least the Dolphins and Giants know how to beat them. You Fans can put down other Teams and defend and deny until you are blue in the face, but every NFL fan across the country and even parts of the world know you Cheated and got caught. Your entire past is tainted whether you like it or not. Please take the time to own up to it. It is not a personal reflection of yourselves and teach your children (future Pats Fans) that Cheating is wrong. Its like Stealing is wrong… Doesnt matter if it was a pack of Gum or a Car. Stealing is stealing and Cheating is Cheating.

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