Mickey Loomis on Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd: Concern 'not that high'

While it was previously reported that both Marques Colston and Jairus Byrd would start off training camp on the PUP list, Saints fans got some good news on Wednesday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Mickey Loomis doesn't seem too concerned about the injuries. "We feel good about where those guys are at. We knew some of them would linger into the first part of training camp,"...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd, Marques Colston two of three Saints placed on PUP list

The New Orleans Saints were forced to place three on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list heading into training camp. The three players were Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd and Glenn Foster, as Evan Woodbery of reports. Obviously, Colston and Byrd specifically being on the list catch the eye. As Woodbery reports, Byrd's inclusion on the list may be precautionary after...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints release Brodick Bunkley, place 3 players on PUP

#Saints have terminated the contract of NT Brodrick Bunkley with a failed physical designation, per wire. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) July 28, 2015 #Saints have also placed 3 players on PUP list: S Jairus Byrd, WR Marques Colston and DT Glenn Foster. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) July 28, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints cut Bunkley, place Colston, Byrd on PUP

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have released veteran defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, citing a failed physical. The Saints, in moves made Tuesday, also have placed receiver Marques Colston, safety Jairus Byrd and defensive lineman Glenn Foster on the physically unable to perform list. Those three players remain on the active roster and could return to...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints’ Wide Receiver Battle

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 28: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. The Saints defeated the Bucs 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) With the departure of star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks via trade, the importance...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints have Major Question Marks at Wide Receiver

Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints runs after the catch for the winning touchdown as cornerback Leonard Johnson #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs from behind in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/ Getty Images) This offseason the New Orleans Saints lost their best offensive weapon in Jimmy Graham. Graham not only leaves...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marques Colston: The Quiet Storm You've Never Heard Of

The Pro Bowl, as it was officially christened in 1950, is a game showcasing the NFL's elite and has long been considered the bar of success in which a player can measure their on-field value among their peers in the league. Recently, fans and media alike have called for this annual pillow fight to hold more meaning, but regardless of what your opinion of the Pro Bowl is -- it is...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Saints to Target in Fantasy Football

It’s quite the enigma, really.The Saints have boasted potentially the NFL’s most prolific offense over the last decade, yet have had little Fantasy Football success to show for it. While Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham have frequented the top spots of their respective positions, only once in the Brees-Payton era has a Saints’ receiver finished top-ten – Marques Colston in 2007...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why other players are scared of the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints were expected to make some big changes coming off  a disappointing 7-9 season in 2014. However, Sean Payton and the rest of the Saints coaching staff shocked most with the trade of crowd-favorite Jimmy Graham and with the acquisition of C.J. Spiller. So, are these changes a relief for the rest of the division’s teams? No and, according to other division...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Morton says he'll do 'whatever it takes' to get young WRs ready

The New Orleans Saints traded away both Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, meaning that the team was left with the veteran option in Marques Colston, second-year receiver Brandin Cooks and quite a few players with intriguing upside.For new wide receivers coach John Morton, he's ready to step up to the challenge and help mold these young players, according to Nick Underhill of The Advocate...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints draft class ranked in top five of the past 10 years?

Since he’s been with the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton has had a thing for finding talented players in and after the NFL draft. According to NFL media editor Jim Reineking, Payton’s first draft with the Saints had the third best draft class of any team over the past 10 years. The 2006 Saints draft class saw the addition of players like Reggie Bush, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Descending Players: #1 Marques Colston

For this series I’ll be listing 5 players on the Saints roster that are on the downward slope of their careers. This is not to say that they are no longer assets to the team, or that they won’t contribute significantly this year. Rather these players are past their prime and successors will need to be addressed after the season if they’re not already in house. I’ll be ranking...
Via The Saints Nation
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Marques Colston simply wanted to remain a Saint in 2015

While Marques Colston was rumored to be on his way out of New Orleans this offseason, he made it known that there's nowhere that he'd rather be than right where he is. According to Nick Underhill of The Advocate, home really is where the heart is for Colston. “I probably could have went somewhere else and maybe got a little more money,” Colston told The Advocate. “The priority...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The top 10 most valuable Saints in 2015

Every year in June I compile the list of my top 10 Saints going into a season, in terms of their value to the team going into that season. Compared to last year there are some significant changes and this is probably the hardest list I’ve ever done. This is my seventh year doing this and while so much has shifted year to year, Brees remains at the very top every time I’ve done...
Via The Saints Nation
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

After Not Drafting a WR, Saints Sign UDFA WR From TAMU

View image | Malcome Kennedy has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Kennedy appears to be the 13th addition to the Saints FA class.  Many believed that with Marques Colston aging and Brandin Cooks returning from injury, the Saints would select a wide receiver in the draft.  This did not happen. Malcome Kennedy  School: Texas A&M 2014 Stats: 611 yards, 6...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Saints’ Wide Receivers

Since 2006, only once did the Saints offense find itself ranked outside the top-five in total yards. During that span, this passing attack has been the catalyst of that success. So to say that Drew Brees has led the best vertical offense for nearly a decade would be an understatement.Surprisingly, in that time, not one Saints’ receiver has been named to a Pro Bowl. This speaks...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: 5 Best 7th-Round Picks of the Past Decade

In part one of a nine-part look at the best of each round of the NFL draft over the past decade, we’ll look at the five-best picks from the final round. These are the players no one thought had a chance to make a name for themselves but who defied the odds to become key players. Three of these players are under contract with teams for the 2015 season, and the quintuplet of players...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston restructures contract, will remain with Saints

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New Orleans Saints have restructured wide receiver Marques Colston’s contract. This moves enables him to remain with the team for a 10th season. The Saints, who are approximately $15.8 million over the salary cap, needed to make some quick adjustments prior to the start of free agency on Tuesday. Before hearing the news of...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Source says Marques Colston will remain with Saints next season

A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the Saints have not publicly discussed Colston's contract. The person says the changes, first reported by FOX Sports, will...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints wideout Colston agrees to restructure contract

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season, as first reported by FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. The Associated Press reported the changes will lower how much Colston's salary counts against the 2015 salary cap. Without restructuring, Colston would have cost New Orleans...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Colston, Saints agree on contract changes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the Saints have not publicly discussed Colston's contract. The person says the changes, first reported by...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston re-structures contract and will remain a Saint!

After the brutal Pierre Thomas news this is a big relief. Colston will stay and I assume he’s given the Saints some much needed cap relief. Great news, he’s still a contributor. Saints WR Marques Colston has restructured his contract, source says. No details available but he sticks with the team. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 6, 2015
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston re-structuring contract to stay with Saints?

An encouraging couple of tweets regarding Colston’s chances of staying below:   Schefter says the Saints are expected to restructure Colston’s deal on NFL Insiders — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015 Schefter said releasing Colston is unlikely. — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

What Should the Saints Do About Marques Colston?

In his eight seasons prior to this season with the Saints, Marques Colston has become a fan favorite and a reliable target for Drew Brees. He’s racked up 9,239 yards and 68 touchdowns in his career with the black and gold.But this season, he was one of the more frustrating players to watch. Colston played in all 16 games, starting 13 of them, and for the sake of the statistics...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston May Have To Accept Pay Cut To Be Back With The Saints

Mike Triplett of ESPN writes that in order for Saints WR Marques Colston to return to the team next year, he’ll likely have to agree to a pay cut that would come with a “significantly reduced rate.” Triplett adds that he’s “not sure if that magic number is $2 million or $4 million.“ This news fits with a previous report from Jason Cole, who mentioned that sources...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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