Saunders during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 47 Indianapolis Colts
|Date of birth:January 16, 1989|
|Place of birth: Gary, Indiana|
|High school: Durham (NC) Riverside|
|College: South Carolina|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
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.
After signing as an undrafted free agent for the Steelers on July 25, 2011, Saunders made the 53-man roster as the team's third string tight-end on September 6. He caught his first regular season pass for two yards in a 23-20 win against the Indianapolis Colts on September 25. 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.
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. Saunders was suspended the first 8 games of the 2013 season for taking a not yet published drug.
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.
|Career Totals||(2 seasons)||22||6||44||7.3||1||14|
- Colts’ Weslye Saunders suspended 8 games by NFL for second PED violation, 2013-07-19.
- Colts bring back TE Weslye Saunders, Xavier Nixon, 2013-10-29.