Saints tight end Benjamin Watson wrote in facebook essay that his heart goes out to the city of Baltimore _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82)

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Even though he lives thousands of miles away from the unrest in Baltimore, Saints tight end Benjamin Watson empathizes with the frustration and despair of the residents.

Watson wrote about his feelings on the turmoil of Baltimore in a facebook essay on Monday.

Watson wrote: "Watching the coverage I'm hearing yet another version of a nauseatingly familiar narrative. Violence by police reciprocated by violence by the community, reciprocated by violence by police reciprocated by.... It seems fruitless to continue to analyze, condemn, and respond to these dreadful episodes."

Watson also wrote that he is praying for "pastors, leaders, police and community of Baltimore."

Click here to read the entire essay.