Weslye Saunders

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Weslye Saunders
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Saunders during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 47     Indianapolis Colts
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-16) January 16, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Gary, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Durham (NC) Riverside
College: South Carolina
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 10
Receiving yards 90
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Weslye Saunders (born January 16, 1989) is an American football tight end who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at South Carolina. Weslye Saunders immediate family lives in North Carolina.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

After signing as an undrafted free agent for the Steelers on July 25, 2011,[1][2] Saunders made the 53-man roster as the team's third string tight-end on September 6.[3] He caught his first regular season pass for two yards in a 23-20 win against the Indianapolis Colts on September 25.[4] He scored his first touchdown in a two yard pass reception in a 13-9 Sunday night win against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 27.[5]

He was suspended for the first 4 games of the 2012 season for taking Adderall. He was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 12, 2012.[6] Saunders was suspended the first 8 games of the 2013 season for taking a not yet published drug.[7]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Saunders was signed by the Colts on October 17, 2012. He was then cut on July 25, 2013 following a suspension. Saunders was re-signed by the Colts on October 29, 2013 after he served his 8 game suspension.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Team Season Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 16 4 29 7.3 1 14
Indianapolis Colts 2012 6 2 15 7.5 0 11
Career Totals (2 seasons) 22 6 44 7.3 1 14


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