The New Orleans Saints lost TE Ben Watson earlier Wednesday, but have already found his replacement. TE Coby Fleener is leaving the Indianapolis Colts to join the Saints.
The #Saints are signing TE Coby Fleener to a 5-year deal worth about $36M, source said. Large.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
Fleener will provide QB Drew Brees with a big TE target and Fleener now the long-term replacement for Jimmy Graham. The Saints have limited cap space, and this might be the team's only major addition.
Fleener caught a career-high 54 passes for 491 yards and 3 TDs last season. He played in all 16 games, but did split time with Dwayne Allen.
The Colts gave Allen a four-year $29.4 million deal before free agency started. That's a higher per year figure than Fleener received, despite Fleener being more productive and healthy.Back to the New Orleans Saints Newsfeed