Who will take the place of New Orleans Saints Marques Colston if he can’t play Sunday?


Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) before a play against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Nerves of anxious New Orleans Saints fans are at a peak as the team will try to not slip to 0-3 this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.  One weapon the Saints were counting on, wide receiver Marques Colston, is actually going to be a game time decision.

Colston has nursed a foot injury this past week and today it was announced that the team would work Colston out prior to the game to see where he was at.  If he will be more of a hindrance than help, then the team will rest their starting receiver.

That leaves the question of who would they would use to fill the void left by him.  All joking aside, it’s a pretty big void considering Colston’s physical stature.  While he may not be the fastest, Colston is known for being able to go up and contest plenty of passes against aggressive defenders.

We would likely see some playing time from wide receiver Greg Camarillo who the Saints recently brought back in and possibly kick returner Courtney Roby who actually caught a pass for 9 yards last week after being mainly used on special teams for the regular season.

While running back Travaris Cadet has been getting some time during practice as a receiver, offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. said it’s mainly an “experiment” right now in order to work Cadet into the offense somehow.

The Saints will at least get one receiver back this Sunday.  Devery Henderson who missed last Sunday because of a concussion has been full on in practice this week and will play this against the Chiefs.