Found March 06, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, it looks like wide receiver Marques Colston won’t be back with the New Orleans Saints in 2012.

“Somebody that looks like he’ll be moving on from N.O. … Colston looks like he will not return,” said Schefter per Silva.

Along with Vincent Jackson, Colston will be one of the most heavily pursued free agent receivers on the open market this offseason.

The Saints will also likely lose Robert Meachum to free agency.  They’ll have to figure out how to make up for the loss of two key receivers.  This entire offseason is not looking good for them right now.


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Bills WR Johnson agrees to five-year contract

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Bills, Stevie Johnson agree on new five-year contract

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Schefter: Broncos will inquire about Manning

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Titans officially place franchise tag on Michael Griffin

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