Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) runs after catching a pass during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
After today’s minicamp, customary press conferences were held by members of the media with the coaches and players. One thing seemed to stand out among most of the conferences, and that’s Marques Colston’s health.
Despite a lingering foot issue last season, Colston put together a respectable season with 75 receptions for 943 yards in fifteen games, and found the end zone five times. It was the first time since 2008 that Colston finished under 1,000 yards. Colston’s best year came in 2007 when he finished with 98 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. All signs point to Colston being 100%, and that means trouble for opposing secondaries, who will already have their hands full defending against Jimmy Graham, Brandin Cooks, and Kenny Stills.
Drew Brees spoke of the importance of keeping ‘Mr. Reliable’ completely healthy going into 2014.
"“He is such a big, physical guy and a lot of his catches are taking place between the numbers and there are big guys in there so, you know he has taken a lot of big shots,” Brees said. “He goes through a lot of punishment throughout the season so by the end of the season I know he’s hurting pretty good."
We can’t wait to see how Colston performs.