Weslye Saunders

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Weslye Saunders
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Saunders during the 2011 NFL season.
No. --     Free agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-16) January 16, 1989 (age 26)
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
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 10
Receiving yards 90
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Weslye Saunders (born January 16, 1989) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at South 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] Wesley was waived by the Colts on August 30, 2014.[9] He re-signed with the team on November 18, 2014, but was waived again on December 2, 2014.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Team Season Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 16 4 29 7.3 1 14
Indianapolis Colts 2012 11 2 15 7.5 0 11
Indianapolis Colts 2013 6 4 46 11.5 0 18
Career Totals (3 seasons) 33 10 90 9.0 1 18


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