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The contract is valued around $40 million and includes $19 million in guarantees, according to an NFL source. Colston was a key free agent the Saints couldn't afford to enter free agency.
Colston stated after signing:
"This was important to me, to be back with this team in this situation," Colston said in a statement released by the Saints. "I was not looking to chase free agency; it was more important for me to be back in our program, a program we have been building and a program I believe in. The Saints have been loyal to me from the beginning and I want to thank my agent Joel Segal and Saints GM Mickey Loomis for getting this deal done before free agency. Now it is time to get back to work and win some more rings."
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The New Orleans Saints just prior to the 4pm begin time of the free agent season, decided to go ahead and lock up one of their very own. The New Orleans Saints went ahead and signed Marques Colston to a 5 yr/ $40 million deal. Making sure that their quarterback, Drew Brees, has some of those deadly targets that he had last year. ...
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the New Orleans Saints and wide receiver Marques Colston are working hard to get a new contract finalized before free agency opens up at 4pm Tuesday.
It seems that Colston really wants to stay with the Saints and will try to do what he can to return to New Orleans.
Colston had 80 receptions for 1,143 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2011.
The New Orleans Saints have kept one of their top wide receivers from testing the market.
FOXSports.com has learned that wide receiver Marques Colston agreed to a five-year contract extension just hours before he was set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Colston has played all six of his NFL seasons with Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Colston has posted 1,000-yard receiving...
From Drew Brees’ soured contract negotiations to some scandal which I can only guess is linked to a brand of paper towels, we Saints fans have been raked over the coals this offseason. But have no fears, fans! Saints’ star wide receiver Marques Colston is once again coming through in the clutch. He just signed a 5 year deal with the team!
Read more about the deal and what...
After flirting with the idea of signing Randy Moss last week (who agreed to sign with the 49ers Monday evening) the New Orleans Saints have opted to re-sign their leading receiver Marques Colston to a five-year, $40 mil contract. Colston was due to hit the free agent market Tuesday if no deal was reached with [...]
New Orleans has reportedly re-signed wide receiver Marques Colston to a five-year deal worth an estimated $40 million.
Per a report from NBC Sports and Jay Glazer, the Saints and would have been free agent WR Marqeus Colston have come to terms on a new five year contract.
The Saints had been hard at work looking for a way to bring back Colston despite being strapped for cap space. Well, they pulled it off. Colston has been one of the most productive receivers in the league since coming into the...
Marques Colston has agreed to a five-year deal worth $40M to remain with the New Orleans Saints, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
So wide receiver-needy teams will now be forced to take Colston off their list of targets in free agency. And his fantasy stock shall remain steady, as he was unlikely to meet or exceed his current level of production with another club.
The New Orleans Saints and wide receiver Marques Colston have agreed on a new five-year deal, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.The deal is reportedly worth close to $40 million with $19 million in guaranteed salary.The 28-year-old caught 80 passes for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Saints.
The New Orleans Saints didn't even give Marques Colston a chance to hit the open market. According to John Clayton of ESPN, Colston has signed a contract of 5 years worth nearly 40 million dollars with 19 million gaurateed. Colston had 80 catches for over 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns last season with the Saints.
The New Orleans Saints have managed to keep their top wide receiver as just before 2012 NFL Free Agency started they agreed to a five-year contract that will keep Marques Colston in New Orleans through 2016.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the deal is worth $40 million including under $20 million guaranteed.
NEW ORLEANS, March 13— The Saints released a statement today confirming that they will not lose their true number one receiver Marques Colston. Colston and the team have come to terms on a five year contract according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
“Since we drafted Marques in 2006, he’s been everything that we are looking for in a New Orleans Saint...
Keep up to date with the latest NFL free agency moves of the 2012 off-season. Bookmark this thread and check back frequently for updates! Randy Moss agrees to sign with 49ers Saints resign Marques Colston to a 5-year deal Pierre Garcon signs with the Redskins Dolphins trade troubled wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Bears [...]