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...
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11 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Saints didn’t acquire new WR talent

I can’t remember an off-season as a Saints fan where we as a fan base weren’t wondering/worrying about one position group or another (not nearly as long of a time frame as many of you to be fair) and its potential impact on the team. Often times its been the defensive line or corner positions, sometimes its been the offensive line, but interestingly enough I don’t think I can...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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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

Looking into the New Orleans Saints 2015 regular season schedule

The road back to the playoffs began Tuesday night for the New Orleans Saints. When the NFL announced its 2015 schedule, the Saints, a 7-9 tea last season, knew their fate and who would officially stand in their way of making it back to a place they have come to know for the past eight seasons – the postseason. While there is still Drew Brees behind center, Marques Colston on the...
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April 22, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #6 Colston’s fumble at Falcons

The season started off with such promise as the Saints raced to an early lead in Atlanta while Jairus Byrd quickly created his first takeaway. But Matt Ryan would end up throwing for a career high in yards, the Falcons would march down in the final seconds to send the game to overtime with a 50+ yard field goal, and then Marques Colston would cough up the game with this fumble which...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston Open to Pay Cut to Remain with Saints

I don’t know how reliable this is but I’d personally love to see Colston stay, even in a reduced role at a lower cost.   Insider Buzz: Marques Colston Open to Taking Pay Cut to Remain with Saints via @bleacherreport — Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) January 20, 2015
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston Open To Taking A Pay Cut To Be Back With Saints

Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to a source who said that Saints WR Marques Colston expects the team to approach him about taking a “significant” pay cut this offseason. Cole adds that Colston would like to remain in New Orleans and understands that there could be a number of veteran receivers available this offseason such as Larry Fitzgerald and Vincent Jackson who...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Review: The Wide Receiver Position

The Saints didn’t have a 1,000-yard receiver this season; with the closest player to the benchmark was Kenny Stills with 931 yards. Stills caught 63 passes, from 83 targets, for an average of 14.8 yards per reception.Marques Colston was second on the team with 902 yards, off 59 receptions, and Brandin Cooks was third with 550 yards (I’m not including tight end or running backs’...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Top 10 Plays of the 2014 Season: #7 – Marques Colston’s game winning touchdown at Tampa

I really hope this isn’t Colston’s last catch as a Saint but if it is it’s a terrific way to go out. The 36 yard score came with just 1:57 left and it would provide the winning points to help the Saints sweep their division rival. Click here to watch the play. The top 10: #7 – Marques Colston’s game winner at Tampa #8 – Cameron Jordan’s interception at Pittsburgh #9...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Colston a mainstay for Saints

METAIRIE, La. (AP) For much of the past nine years, Marques Colston has been consistently mentioned as a prime example of a late-round draft steal by New Orleans. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound receiver out of Hofstra was taken with the 252nd pick in 2006. Only three players were taken later. In the time since, he has become the Saints' all-time leading receiver in three separate categories...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Where the New Orleans Saints’ Receivers Stack Up in the NFL

My evaluation of the New Orleans Saints position group starters continues this week, moving into offense with the wide receivers.  Even though he has since gone on injured reserve and Kenny Stills is now starting in his place, rookie Brandin Cooks still has seen more snaps (545 to Stills’ 543).  So for the purposes of this exercise Cooks will be counted as a starter for the first...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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