Coby Fleener lands on injured reserve

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The illegal hit that didn’t initially end the day of Saints tight end Coby Fleener likely has ended his season.

Fleener was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, six days after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit that didn’t result in his immediate removal from play.

The Saints also released on Saturday defensive back De'Vante Harris. They elevated from the practice squad tight end Garrett Griffin and defensive back Arthur Maulet.

If the Saints qualify for the Super Bowl, Fleener would be eligible to return for the game. Otherwise, his season is over.

Fleener has 22 catches for 295 yards and two touchdowns this year. He signed a five-year deal with the Saints in 2016, after completing his rookie contract in Indianapolis. He’s due to make $6.3 million in 2018. Of that amount, $3.4 million becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the next league year.

The 8-3 Saints host the 8-3 Panthers on Sunday for first place in the NFC South.

4 responses to “Coby Fleener lands on injured reserve

  1. devante harris has been given a lot of shots and hes prolly only ever had a few decent games and a lot of terrible ones.
    fleener is a shaky player as well all he can do is sprint straight doesnt know how to catch rlly. receiving tight end is WEAK on the saints.
    whodats gotta lock it down tomorrow cant blow this NFC South title

  2. Fleener is a terrible TE. He rode Andrew Luck’s coattails from Stanford to the NFL and somehow landed that big contract from the Saints. They’d be wise to cut their losses with that guy IMO, he was a terrible signing.

  3. Rams Countess should not play another down in the NFL 2017 season.
    He misses NO TIME and pays the minimum fine.
    He took out the Saints TE at a critical time in the Rams game and now he’s out for the season.
    The Rams also lose their starting TE for the season

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