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Browns TE Ben Watson Elected to NFLPA Executive Committee

Ben Watson joins Scott Fujita on the NFLPA Executive Committee.
Ben Watson joins Scott Fujita on the NFLPA Executive Committee.

The NFL Players Association reported Sunday that Cleveland Browns tight end Benjamin Watson is one of four players who were newly elected to serve on the NFLPA Executive Committee. That means that the Browns will now have two players on the Executive Committee, as linebacker Scott Fujita was re-elected by a unanimous vote.

By my count, there are only 11 active NFL players who serve on the Executive Committee, making the Browns well-represented. Watson had previously been a player representative with the Browns in 2010, and was an alternate last season to former right tackle Tony Pashos. There is no word yet on who the team's new player representative will be in 2012 (given that they have two guys on the executive committee though, do they really need one?).

Fujita was instrumental in enforcing better concussion policies last year. Watson has suffered his share of concussions too, so you can imagine that he will place a priority on protecting players as well.