What the returns of Benjamin Watson and N’Keal Harry could mean to the Patriots’ offense

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

The Patriots didn't officially re-sign tight end Benjamin Watson today, but it's reportedly in the works before Tuesday's first practice of the week. A roster spot opened up when the team placed fullback Jakob Johnson on injured reserve.

And first-round pick N'Keal Harry is eligible to start practice from injured reserve and could return to the active roster for the Week 9 game against the Ravens.

UPDATE: The Patriots are also reportedly signing former Jets and Giants TD Eric Tomlinson, who is big (6-6, 263 pounds) and mostly a blocker/special teamer.

Obviously, this is welcomed news for an offense that is struggling — for the Patriots — in just about every way imaginable.

What to expect from Watson and, in time, Harry...