Saints Sign WR Jalen McCleskey To Futures Deal

Nick Underhill reports the New Orleans Saints signed WR Jalen McCleskey to a reserve/futures deal.

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Here’s the updated list of futures signings for the Saints:

  1. WR Kawaan Baker
  2. LB Sharif Finch
  3. OT Jerald Hawkins
  4. DT Braxton Hoyett
  5. DB Dylan Mabin
  6. DB Jordan Miller
  7. DB KeiVarae Russell
  8. WR Easop Winston
  9. QB Blake Bortles
  10. C Cohl Cabral
  11. DT Malcolm Roach
  12. DB Bryce Thompson
  13. WR Kevin White
  14. TE Ethan Wolf
  15. WR Jalen McCleskey

McCleskey, 24, began his college career at Oklahoma State before transferring to Tulane for the 2019 season. He went undrafted in 2020 and did not catch on with an NFL until he signed a three-year $2.3 million deal with the Saints during the 2021 offseason.

However, the Saints released McCleskey with an injury settlement before the season began.

For his college career, McCleskey caught 204 passes for 2,446 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns. He also rushed for 38 yards on nine carries over the course of five seasons and 46 games.

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