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Colston, Saints working hard to finish a deal

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Saints owner Tom Benson and coach Sean Payton went to New York to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell.  They presumably left G.M. Mickey Loomis in New Orleans because he has bigger fish to fry.

And one guy that he’s trying to get into the pan is receiver Marques Colston.

A league source tells PFT the two sides are working feverishly toward finalizing a new contract before Colston becomes a free agent at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.  Colston, we’re told, badly wants to remain a Saint.

In six NFL seasons, Colston has 449 receptions for 6,240 yards and 48 touchdowns.  He entered the league as a seventh-round pick in 2006.

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56 Responses to “Colston, Saints working hard to finish a deal”
  1. derekjetersmansion says: Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM

    Colston before Brees? Huh.

  2. lolb23 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM

    If he doesn’t re-sign do they put a bounty on him?

  3. webehighrollin says: Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM

    5 Wide: Colston, Crabtree, Moss, Davis, Walker..

    Goodluck have fun! CHAMPIONSHIP!!

  4. nowillrepeat says: Mar 12, 2012 10:13 PM

    Well this is a breath of fresh air

  5. ascensionparish says: Mar 12, 2012 10:15 PM

    Quiet Storm, who loves you?

  6. jooceman says: Mar 12, 2012 10:16 PM

    derekjetersmansion says:
    Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM
    Colston before Brees? Huh.

    ————-

    Brees is franchised. There is no rush. They’ll try to re-sign Colston, then try to sign other FA’s, then at some point will sit down with Brees, maybe even after the draft.

  7. jessethegreat says: Mar 12, 2012 10:17 PM

    Sign your offensive lineman before Colston! Brees has proven he can get the ball to any WR’s they trot out there. If he’s not standing upright, he’s not going to be getting the ball to Colston or any of his other targets!

  8. bucrightoff says: Mar 12, 2012 10:18 PM

    Colston ahead of Nicks? Hmmmm…..

  9. whodeytn says: Mar 12, 2012 10:19 PM

    webehighrollin
    Mar 12, 2012, 9:10 PM CDT
    5 Wide: Colston, Crabtree, Moss, Davis, Walker..

    Goodluck have fun! CHAMPIONSHIP!!

    Colston and who??? Crabtree???? LOL

  10. brandohernando says: Mar 12, 2012 10:20 PM

    @webhighrollin

    You gonna have coach harbaugh throw to em?

  11. jason1980 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:24 PM

    Brees deal will be done, not to worry. All the chatter aside, the Saints will come out strong and hard is season.

  12. jackdiesel says: Mar 12, 2012 10:24 PM

    @ webehighrollin

    Too bad it’s still Alex Smith throwing the ball to them…

  13. jackntorres says: Mar 12, 2012 10:25 PM

    Colston, we’re told, badly wants to remain a Saint.

    Go figure.

  14. gromgrimfist says: Mar 12, 2012 10:27 PM

    lol @ webehighrollin moss is a cancer watch your 49ers crumble with him

  15. jdouble777 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:28 PM

    Crabtree has all but flopped, Moss has performed so poorly he has been cut by the last two teams that signed him, Walker cannot catch, Colston performs at that level mostly thanks to Brees which Smith is not, and Davis is an absolute beast…I will give you him.

  16. cdanczak says: Mar 12, 2012 10:29 PM

    “…working feverishly toward finalizing a new contract before Colston becomes a free agent..”

    and before Loomis is suspended.

  17. jdouble777 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:29 PM

    I think that if the Saints make a good offer he will stay. Who does not want to be a WR catching passes from Brees? They are not exactly coming off a bad season or far removed from a Super Bowl. Though I, like anyone a fan of any team other than the Saints, hope it does not get done I have to think that it does.

  18. relaunche says: Mar 12, 2012 10:31 PM

    The herd b thinnin….. VJax finnin to get PAID!

  19. goldrush36 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:38 PM

    Now there’s a sudden rush? Honestly Like Alex Smith’s best fit is 49ers, Colston’s is the Saints. I would rather have Colston than Moss though :(

  20. rollteal says: Mar 12, 2012 10:40 PM

    LøL he is worried about them putting a bounty on his a$$.

  21. bornnraisedwhodat says: Mar 12, 2012 10:41 PM

    Loomis has decided they just cant afford to have 2 of the highest paid guards on the same team. Its just too much in the current cap conditions. And as a Saints fan I am actually fine with it. I love Nicks, guy is a str8 beast and will get his big payday, but one position group the Saints staff has shown a great ability in developing is offensive lineman. Bushrod – 4th rd, Strief 6th rd, Nicks 5th rd, Evans 4th rd, De La Puenta UDFA. I just hope Mr. Goodell atleast leaves us with a 5th or 6th rounder in this years draft.

  22. mistersmith22 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:42 PM

    jackdiesel says:
    Mar 12, 2012 10:24 PM
    @ webehighrollin

    Too bad it’s still Alex Smith throwing the ball to them…

    —————-

    Have you forgotten the playoffs ALREADY? Alex Smith took the Niners on two game-winning drives in what, 6 minutes? Against who? The Aints. So be careful bagging on the Niners fans!

  23. narlo00 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:49 PM

    Bet he can’t wait to re-sign with a pissed off Brees and an organization that is in some deep trouble.. Good luck with that one..

  24. webehighrollin says: Mar 12, 2012 10:51 PM

    You guys sure Alex Smith is going to be throwing to him? *wink*wink*

    Stay tuned fellas..it’s good to be in the bay..yee yeee

  25. rip4gehrig says: Mar 12, 2012 10:54 PM

    Rumor has it Randy Moss is going to hold out of training camp for more money.

  26. ep2404 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:55 PM

    Now I see why no Moss.

  27. kenny1976 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:59 PM

    Colstons not going anywhere!He isnt as valuable to other teams as he is to the saints and hes well aware. He will do the smart thing and take what they offer.

  28. bayoubauer says: Mar 12, 2012 11:01 PM

    lolb23 says:
    Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM
    If he doesn’t re-sign do they put a bounty on him?

    Lazy.

    Have an original thought, bro.

  29. r0b1b0y says: Mar 12, 2012 11:01 PM

    colston b4 nicks all day long…nobody needs to soend 2o million a year at guard…aaron kromer makes that o-line plug n play

  30. stadanko says: Mar 12, 2012 11:10 PM

    I think I know how this works. “Saints bounty with their bounty in the bounty. ZING!”
    *queue a million thumbs up*

  31. KIR says: Mar 12, 2012 11:12 PM

    Doesn’t the agent owe it to his client to to see what his market value is even if he still going to sign with the home team?

  32. mycm1127 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:13 PM

    bucrightoff says: Mar 12, 2012 10:18 PM

    Colston ahead of Nicks? Hmmmm…..

    Carl Nicks ‏ @bigbrickhouse77
    Y’all know I keep it real on this. My agent told me the saints made me an offer and it is respectable…

  33. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:16 PM

    I was riding my bike the other day and Colston ran me off the road. It sucked but it was kind of cool that the Saints had a bounty on me

  34. tropboi11 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:17 PM

    The Saints need to re-sign him cause he wont be the same player on any other team, plus he is injury prone, bad knees.

  35. blaz0037 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:20 PM

    I would give you my mom for 3 first rounders.

    You could probably get any player in the league (outside of maybe Rodgers) for 3 first rounders.

    Still can’t believe it. smh.

  36. pmars64 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:20 PM

    Why would Colston want to play in SF for a head coach who sabotaged his own team’s chance to win the NFC title by taking over the play calling late in the game? Why would he want to play for a “manager” QB?

  37. ricksaints says: Mar 12, 2012 11:23 PM

    Let’s resign Meachem next!!!!!!! Whodat!!!!!

  38. musicman495 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    lolb23 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM

    If he doesn’t re-sign do they put a bounty on him?
    ———————————-
    Hahahahahaha. Wow are you funny. Think that up all by yourself did you?

  39. musicman495 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    bucrightoff says: Mar 12, 2012 10:18 PM

    Colston ahead of Nicks? Hmmmm…..
    ————————————
    For one thing, the numbers are smaller, and the details simpler.

  40. domeinate says: Mar 12, 2012 11:27 PM

    Nicks gets a respectable offer

  41. girlsinthesouthlovefootball says: Mar 12, 2012 11:30 PM

    Please Lord, please let this be true. Just when I thought the Saints were about to implode….there IS hope!!

  42. nineroutsider says: Mar 12, 2012 11:30 PM

    Randy passed on the Saints and now they’re scrambling…

    @gromgrimfist – The saints are a cancer that the league is going to crumble. You read how they got on the Boys and Skins. Tick, tick, tick…

  43. besdayz says: Mar 12, 2012 11:37 PM

    Randy passed on the Saints and now they’re scrambling…

    @gromgrimfist – The saints are a cancer that the league is going to crumble. You read how they got on the Boys and Skins. Tick, tick, tick…

    —————————————————

    Randy was plan C

    The team that signed randy moss is calling other teams a cancer. Thats funny. Better self diagnose.

  44. pmars64 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:40 PM

    @nineroutsider – the saints may be a cancer, but don’t recall the Niners in their heyday being any better. They were despised because their offensive line would routinely go after the knees of opposing defenders – and the league let them get away with it. Go see what Howie Long had to say about it when the Niners long time 0-line coach McKitrick passed away.

  45. caliphinfan says: Mar 12, 2012 11:46 PM

    Dolphins met with Manning for 6 hours in Indy tonight black ops style…NFL Network is reporting

  46. musicman495 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:49 PM

    besdayz says: Mar 12, 2012 11:37 PM
    Randy passed on the Saints and now they’re scrambling…
    ————————–
    The Saints passed on Randy because they have three guys better and saner, and the 49ers are swooping in for sloppy seconds.

  47. ray67 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:50 PM

    Nicks is next ..just read where he likes the offer they made tonight…lol..uh oh..look out ..

  48. nineroutsider says: Mar 13, 2012 12:01 AM

    @pmars64 says:Mar 12, 2012 11:40 PM

    @nineroutsider – the saints may be a cancer, but don’t recall the Niners in their heyday being any better. They were despised because their offensive line would routinely go after the knees of opposing defenders – and the league let them get away with it. Go see what Howie Long had to say about it when the Niners long time 0-line coach McKitrick passed away.
    ———————————————–
    Perhaps, but consider that none of the 9ers’ Super Bowl trophies have an asterisk on top of them; the Saints trophy has an asterick on it now and will forever. Fans won’t forget. Ask Pats fans…

  49. vtopa says: Mar 13, 2012 12:13 AM

    And thus the Saints begin to crawl back toward glory. Nicks and Brees are next. Who needs draft picks?

  50. jason1980 says: Mar 13, 2012 12:31 AM

    Carl Nicks receives “respectable” offer, and Colston working feverishly to complete deal? I can’t take all of this good news at once, hellz yeah!!! Now, let’s just get Godell off our freakin’ backs. How do you say “SUPERBOWL” haters? Geaux SAINTS!!!!,

  51. hallcyon says: Mar 13, 2012 1:00 AM

    So the Saints are working on a deal for Colston, their tough as nails possession receiver with balky knees, but not their fastest deep threat receiver Meachum in their sky is the limit vertical offense?

    As always with the Saints aka the Good-ship Lollilpop – it makes so much sense coming from them.

  52. louisianakid says: Mar 13, 2012 1:16 AM

    Hopefully they can get a contract done for Colston the New Orleans Saints need all of they key players. We also need Carl Nicks the Saints has so many guys on the free agent list some of Them might be heading to another team. I know we all love Drew Brees but he should have sign his contract before the season ended so that the GM Mickey Loomis would have been able to work with the other free agents when they offer him the highest paid player in the NFL. This was missed up the Saints might be hurting this season without all the key players.

  53. nowillrepeat says: Mar 13, 2012 1:16 AM

    Perhaps, but consider that none of the 9ers’ Super Bowl trophies have an asterisk on top of them; the Saints trophy has an asterick on it now and will forever. Fans won’t forget. Ask Pats fans…
    —————————-
    Dont give a damn what you think

  54. ray67 says: Mar 13, 2012 1:54 AM

    WHO DAT!

  55. consolecomplaints says: Mar 13, 2012 2:02 AM

    Randy Moss did not sign with us, so we re-sign Colston quickly before FA starts. Good plan.

  56. ray67 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:57 AM

    Take Moss..we will take a winner Whiners.

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