November 19, 2018

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The New Orleans Saints have released tight end Coby Fleener

The New Orleans Saints have released tight end Coby Fleener just two years into his five-year contract. Fleener was released Monday with a “failed physical” designation. The Saints designated Fleener as a post-June 1 release, a move which will save the team about $2.5 million against this year’s salary cap

Fleener, 29, and the Saints seemed like a good match in 2016 and has was supposed to replace Jimmy Graham, but Fleener’s departure was no surprise to me. He caught only 22 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last year before finishing the season on injured reserve with a concussion.

Fleener spent his first four years with the Indianapolis Colts after being drafted in the second round out of Stanford. Fleener told NOLA.com last season that he had suffered four previous football-related concussions in his life before the latest one. He has 255 catches for 3,080 yards and 23 touchdowns in his six-year career

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