Saints need better from Coby Fleener, but tight end not a glaring need (1 Viewer)

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By Mike Triplett - ESPN Staff Writer

Sure, the New Orleans Saints could consider an upgrade at tight end -- particularly in the draft -- after Coby Fleener's debut last year was a disappointment.

But I don’t expect it to be a major priority this offseason, since coaches remain optimistic that Fleener can improve and solid backups Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui are back from injuries.

That’s why I have tight end ranked 10th in my position-by-position breakdown of New Orleans’ needs.

Current depth chart:


Coby Fleener. Age 28, signed through 2020. 2017 salary and bonuses: $5.9 million. 2017 salary-cap number: $7.5 million.

Josh Hill. Age 26, signed through 2018. 2017 salary and bonuses: $1.85 million. 2017 salary-cap number: $2.683 million.

Michael Hoomanawanui. Age 28, signed through 2018. 2017 salary and bonuses: $1.6 million. 2017 salary-cap number: $1.933 million...

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