Marques Colston likely to be cut by Saints soon, per report


Marques Colston is likely to get released by the New Orleans Saints in the coming days, according to an ESPN report.

According to Mike Triplett, who covers the New Orleans Saints for ESPN, veteran wide receiver Marques Colston‘s tenure in the Big Easy could be coming to an end very soon.

Per Triplett:

"“The New Orleans Saints will likely release receiver Marques Colston in the coming days, according to a league source. Colston, who has had a remarkable 10-year career after being drafted in the seventh round out of Hofstra in 2006, is New Orleans’ all-time leading receiver and touchdown scorer. But he became the Saints’ third receiver last year and is due to make $3.2 million in salary and bonuses.”"

In an unfortunate but natural turn of events, wide receiver Marques Colston got old and is no longer the mass-production contributor he once was for the New Orleans Saints.

It was uncertain whether or not Colston would remain with the Saints after the 2015 season.  Everybody knew the possibility of him leaving was very realistic, but it’s just tough for fans to swallow.

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Nicknamed the “Quiet Storm”, Marques Colston has been flying under the radar for a decade now.  Since the Saints selected the buried treasure out of Hofstra Univsersity in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft, he has become the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.  Colston and Drew Brees are one of the most successful quarterback-wide receivers duos of all-time.

He turned in six seasons of over 1,000 yards receiving, and 9,759 total on his career to go along with 72 touchdowns.  Marques Colston has been, on paper, one of the most consistent wide receivers in the NFL since joining the club in 2006.

His speed, his hands (struggled with drops at the start of the season), his range of motion, and his ability to separate himself from defenders have all diminished.  It’s one of those sad but true situations. While he may still have a little gas left in the tank, his glory days are over, and 2015 proved that.

Highlighted by a PFWA All-Rookie Team selection, an Ed Block Courage Award, and of course, a Super Bowl title, Marques Colston has still had an incredible career as an NFL wide receiver and one of the greatest players to ever put on a Saints uniform.  The Who Dat Nation will forever be home to the Quiet Storm.  Don’t be surprised at all if he retires a Saint.