Browns tight end Benjamin Watson has been elected to the NFL Players Association’s Executive Committee, the union announced Sunday.
Watson, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (Tennessee Titans), offensive tackle Matt Light (New England Patriots) and guard Brandon Moore (New York Jets) are the newly elected members. Domonique Foxworth, a free-agent cornerback who spent the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, was elected as president of the NFLPA.
They join the following committee members, who were re-elected: linebacker Scott Fujita (Browns), quarterback Charlie Batch (Pittsburgh Steelers), quarterback Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), safety Brian Dawkins (free agent), center Jeff Saturday (Green Bay Packers) and guard Brian Waters (New England Patriots).
Former players Cornelius Bennett and Jim McFarland are also on the committee.
Watson was first elected as a player representative for the Browns in 2010. Watson, 31, served as an alternate last year for former Browns offensive lineman Tony Pashos.
“Very proud to have my teammate and friend [Watson] join me on the NFLPA Executive Committee,” Fujita wrote on Twitter. “Great person ... great leader.”
— Nate Ulrich