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Coby Fleener designated a Post-June 1 release by Saints

The Saints acquired Coby Fleener to replace Jimmy Graham, but they released the tight end after an unproductive season last year.

The New Orleans Saints released veteran tight end Coby Fleener on Monday after two years with the team. The Saints designated Fleener as a post-June 1 release, according to the league’s transaction wire.

While that doesn’t change anything for Fleener - he’s still immediately eligible to sign with another team as a free agent - it does alter the salary cap ramifications for the Saints. The move saves New Orleans $3 million against the salary cap in 2018, but pushes $3.2 million of cap charge to 2019.

The Saints are one of 10 teams with less than $7 million in available cap space, per NFLPA records.

Fleener had 72 catches for 926 yards and five touchdowns in 27 games for the Saints over the last two years.