Saints release former Colts tight end Coby Fleener

Saints release former Colts tight end Coby Fleener
Posted at 8:07 AM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 08:08:23-04

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have released veteran tight end Coby Fleener.

Fleener has played two seasons for New Orleans, with whom he signed a five-year, $36 million free-agent contract in 2016 -- two seasons after the Saints had traded away star tight end Jimmy Graham.

The 6-foot-6, 251-pound Fleener caught 72 passes for 926 yards and five touchdowns in 27 games with the Saints before his 2017 season was cut short by a Week 12 concussion.

Fleener began his NFL career in 2012 Indianapolis. In 2014, he was among Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's top targets, with 774 yards and eight touchdowns receiving.

He was Luck's college teammate at Stanford.

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