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Countdown to camp: Fleener factor

Coby Fleener (Source: Scott Schneider) Coby Fleener (Source: Scott Schneider)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

He was the Saints' prized free agent acquisition this offseason. After nearly four weeks of work together, tight end Coby Fleener is getting more comfortable with his new team.

"Playing with Drew is exciting, there is a lot of good opportunity out here," Fleener said.

But to whom much is given, much is expected.

The Saints didn't pay Fleener $36 million dollars based on what he's done. They did it based on what they expect him to do. For this offense, that means making plays in the passing game like Ben Watson last year and Jimmy Graham in years past.

The Saints have struggled in recent years with free agent spending. The hope is to avoid that this time around with Fleener.

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