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Coby Fleener hopes to build on his numbers with the Saints

Coby Fleener signed a six year, $45 million deal with the Saints. (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Coby Fleener signed a six year, $45 million deal with the Saints. (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

In five years with the Saints, Jimmy Graham racked-up 51 touchdowns, and over 4,500 yards receiving. Last season those numbers were sorely missed in New Orleans. This offseason Coby Fleener inked a Graham-like deal to get the tight end position back in the spotlight for the Saints.

"I don't know. That's not for me to decide. I can't control people's expectations. Jimmy's an outstanding player, and I would be happy to have that kind of contribution to the offense," said Fleener.

Fleener's contract is a five-year, $36 million deal. With that amount of money spent on Fleener perception is he needs to perform right away.

"I don't think so. I think something has worked well to get me here. Hopefully I can continue to build on that," said Fleener.

The drive from the team hotel to the Saints facility is a daily routine for Fleener. He works out with Drew Brees daily, and works feverishly to adjusting in his new surroundings. 

"There's a lot of stuff in the playbook I am familiar with. There's a lot of learning to do as well. It's just a matter of making myself flash cards, memorization, and learning it," said Fleener.

First time we'll see Coby Fleener in action will be next Thursday. That's the first open practice to the media for OTA's.

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