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Weslye Saunders | Tight End | #47

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 261
College: South Carolina
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Colts waived TE Weslye Saunders.
OT Andrew McDonald was signed in a corresponding roster move. Saunders' release is a sign Dwayne Allen (ankle) will be back for Week 14. Tue, Dec 2, 2014 03:08:00 PM

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Colts signed TE Weslye Saunders.

Saunders caught two passes in 11 games last season. He got popped for PEDs for the second time in July, however, and was waived one week later. Week 9 was the first week he was eligible to return, though he spent his entire ban on the open market. A blocking tight end, Saunders should mostly contribute on special teams.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Colts waived TE Weslye Saunders.

Saunders was handed an eight-game suspension for violating the league's PEDs policy last week, so this isn't a shocker. The blocking tight end has just six career catches in two seasons, and he'll be eligible to play in Week 9.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 03:45:00 PM

NFL suspended Colts TE Weslye Saunders eight games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

It's Saunders' second time being suspended for violating the league's PED policy; he was suspended the first four games last season. The 24-year-old is used almost exclusively as a blocker. He has just six career catches in 27 games of action. Saunders will be eligible to return in Week 10. With two strikes to his name, he's one violation away from being banned for a year.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 05:40:00 PM

Colts claimed TE Weslye Saunders off waivers from the Steelers.

LB Jerry Brown was waived in a corresponding roster move. Suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's PED policy, Saunders was waived immediately upon being reinstated. Saunders' release came as a surprise to the Pittsburgh media, so it's possible he'll stick in Indy. Primarily a blocker, Saunders notched just four catches in 16 games last season.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 08:41:00 PM

Steelers waived TE Weslye Saunders.

Saunders was coming off a four-game suspension after violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. The Steelers will stick with David Paulson and Leonard Pope behind starter Heath Miller. The 23-year-old Saunders is known more for his blocking.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 04:15:00 PM

NFL suspended TE Weslye Saunders four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Saunders' resume was a red flag-filled mess coming out of South Carolina last year, and was ultimately the reason he went undrafted. He's now in trouble again. An oft-used blocker after making the Steelers out of training camp, Saunders played about 15 snaps a game and held his own in pass protection. The 23-year-old only caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 12:24:00 AM

Former NFL scout Russ Lande of the Sporting News believes undrafted rookie TE Weslye Saunders fits with the Steelers "perfectly."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette confirms the Steelers "like Saunders but he has a lot to learn." Listed at 6'6/273 with outstanding athleticism, Saunders looks like former Steelers Pro Bowler Eric Green coming off the bus. Saunders' below-average college production and character concerns are red flags, but he landed in a rock-solid organization with an excellent coaching staff. He's merely a developmental project at this point.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 11:41:00 PM

South Carolina TE Weslye Saunders will undergo surgery to repair the stress fracture in his left foot on Friday.

Saunders put off the procedure in order to work out at the Gamecocks' Wednesday Pro Day, and was able to run a forty-yard dash as well as perform position drills (ala Julio Jones). Unfortunately, Saunders is not nearly as highly rated as the Alabama wide receiver. Due to myriad off-field concerns and now the injury, we're not even sure Saunders will be drafted.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 05:38:00 PM

South Carolina TE Weslye Saunders has opted against surgery to repair the stress fracture in his foot.

Saunders' injury is similar to that of Alabama WR Julio Jones, but he's going the rehab route instead. Though his recovery is expected to last through May, he's fully expected to participate in South Carolina's March 30 Pro Day.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 08:41:00 AM

South Carolina TE Weslye Saunders is out for the Combine after being diagnosed with a broken left foot in medicals.

It sounds like something that might require surgery. Add health red flags to Saunders' below-average college production and numerous character concerns, and he may struggle to be drafted in April. Pro Football Weekly's Nolan Nawrocki was already of the belief that Saunders deserves a free agent grade.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 01:49:00 PM

South Carolina TE Weslye Saunders has been declared eligible for the 2011 draft, the NFL announced Monday.

It's big news for the mammoth tight end, who is ranked fifth among draft-eligibles at his position by both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay. Saunders' agent previously botched paperwork that would've made him eligible for only the Supplemental Draft. However, PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki predicts that Saunders' off-field concerns will prevent him from being selected.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 04:47:00 PM

South Carolina TE Weslye Saunders is ineligible for April's NFL draft after his agent botched paperwork to petition for "special eligibility."

He's also ineligible for the Combine. Listed at 6'6/273 with outstanding athleticism, Saunders began the 2010 season as Mel Kiper's No. 2 draft-eligible tight end before missing the season for violating team and NCAA rules. Unlike UNC DT Marvin Austin and DE Robert Quinn, Saunders' agent didn't file the right paperwork. He'll try for the Supplemental Draft this summer.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 01:03:00 PM

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