Mid-Preseason Evaluation of Saints’ Receiving Corps

The New Orleans Saints kept busy during the offseason, taking part in what felt like a complete team makeover.The organization did its part in solidifying both the offensive line and the defense as a whole. As a result, three of Drew Brees’ most relied on targets are no longer sporting the black and gold. This left fans and critics alike wondering the same thing – Who is Brees...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay. Receiver Marques Colston and linemen Jahri Evans and Zach Strief all arrived via the 2006 draft, wondering what they were...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay. Receiver Marques Colston and linemen Jahri Evans and Zach Strief all arrived via the 2006 draft, wondering what they were...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marques Colston believes he'll play in Saints' second preseason game

It's not set in stone just yet, but fans of the New Orleans Saints may see wide receiver Marques Colston in the team's second preseason game. When the Saints take on the New England Patriots on Saturday, August 22, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports that Colston believes he'll play this week. It's unlikely that Colston will play a ton of snaps, but the same can be...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Saints New-Look Offense?

View image | Click to See Full Power Rankings Article This unit suffered a lot of losses this offseason, mainly all-world tight end Jimmy Graham, wide receiver Kenny Stills, and running back Pierre Thomas. But as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are in control of this offense, they will put up ridiculous passing numbers. The receiving unit will be led by veteran...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three New Orleans Saints Who Will Make the Pro Bowl in 2015

Let me preface this article by saying no…I don’t believe that Marques Colston will be one of the players to finally make a Pro Bowl. If he hasn’t made it in the past when he was the No. 1 receiver on the best offense in the league, then he’s certainly not going to make it now when he is, at best, the second option on what will presumably be a top-five offense. With that being...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: New Orleans Saints

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the New Orleans Saints.  Team Outlook: The Saints were once again a fantasy juggernaut last season, leading the NFL in total offensive yards. Although Drew Brees is now 36, he's shown no signs of slowing down and should once again have volume on his side. The personnel around Brees...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints receiver sorry for signing autographs as Marques Colston

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman took to social media earlier this week to apologize for dressing up as teammate Marques Colston during training camp and signing autographs for fans. Coleman, a second-year wideout who signed as a free agent with the Saints in May 2014, donned the helmet and jersey of his veteran teammate and proceeded to fraternize with fans and...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints position preview: wide receivers/tight ends

This is part of our New Orleans Saints 2015 position preview series. Today’s section will focus on tight ends and wide receivers. Marques Colston What we know The New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver depth looks to be solid as the 2015 season approaches. Under the direction of head coach Sean Payton, the Saints fielded the league’s third-ranked pass offense in 2014, as quarterback...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints WR Coleman apologizes to fans for impersonating fellow WR Marques Colston

Second-year New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman dabbled in some comedy after practice on Sunday when he wore veteran wideout Marques Colston's jersey and helmet and then signed autographs for fans -- as Colston. Coleman has the uncommon height for a receiver like Colston (he's 6-foot-6, Colston is 6-foot-4) and mass and the first two letters of the last name in common...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman Apologizes To Fans For Signing Autographs As Marques Colston

Brandon Coleman was on the practice squad for the New Orleans Saints last season, but word out of training camp is that he has a solid chance of making the final roster and playing on Sundays. Marques Colston has been in New Orleans for about a decade now.You would think that fans at training camp would know the difference between the two, but apparently that is not the case. Read more »
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations for Saints’ Receiving Corps

It’s no secret that the New Orleans Saints are being stretched thin at the receiver position in 2015.The departure of Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills and Pierre Thomas and their 193 combined receptions last year will be greatly missed within Sean Payton’s offense. In other words, Drew Brees, entering his tenth season in New Orleans, will be missing the targets responsible for 42.3...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees calls Marques Colston a 'stud' and 'such a pro'

Every quarterback has their favorite and most reliable receiver. For Drew Brees, that player is currently Marques Colston. Sure, by the time 2015 comes to an end, it may end up being Brandin Cooks, but for now, Brees still has a whole lot of love for his veteran receiver. As Mike Triplett of ESPN reported, Brees simply raved about his connection with the 32-year-old receiver. “He’s...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Saints facing a make-or-break season in 2015

There was a strong sense at the start of the 2015 offseason that the New Orleans Saints were in the process of rebuilding. After watching their offseason unfold though, it's safe to say that this team isn't in the midst of a rebuild, but instead it's more of a retool. New Orleans chose to part ways with players such as Jimmy Graham, Junior Galette, Kenny Stills, Curtis Lofton and...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Saints the Best Team in the NFC South?

NFC South Power Ranking: 2 Read Full Rankings Here: Excerpt The New Orleans Saints are a mystery. 36-year-old Drew Brees hasn’t shown signs of slowing down, and the Saints offensive line is one of the NFL’s best. With Jimmy Graham gone, Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks will have to emerge as Drew Bress’ top targets. The Saints backfield should also see improvement with the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints get good news as Marques Colston returns to practice

While Marques Colston was one of three players to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, the New Orleans Saints got some good news about the receiver's status. According to Joel A. Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate, Colston's time on the PUP list lasted exactly one day of training camp. When the Saints kicked off the day of action, Colston was back out on...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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,"...
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July 29, 2015  |  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...
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July 29, 2015  |  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
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July 28, 2015  |  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...
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July 28, 2015  |  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...
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July 24, 2015  |  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...
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July 21, 2015  |  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...
July 06, 2015  |  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...
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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
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