The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans and the league opened an investigation, according to multiple reports Wednesday, regarding Houston’s attempts to hire New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio as its new general manager.

On the surface, losing Benjamin Watson for the first four games due to a failed drug test isn't the best deal for the Patriots given he's one of the few in the tight end group who actually has a relationship with Tom Brady and knows the offense.

Tight end Benjamin Watson plans to end his short-lived retirement and sign with the team that drafted him, the New England Patriots, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.