Marques Colston says he’s playing against the Chiefs

AP

Earlier this week, Saints coach Aaron Kromer said that wide receiver Marques Colston hasn’t played like himself during the first two weeks of the regular season.

That could be said of many members of the 0-2 Saints, but there was an easy explanation for Colston’s slower than expected start. He’s been dealing with a foot injury that’s kept him from going full speed so far this season. He’s still been able to catch seven passes for 120 yards, but Kromer’s comments make it plain that the Saints would ideally see more from Colston.

According to Colston, the road to better production won’t include resting on Sunday against the Chiefs. Colston told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he will be playing despite being listed as questionable on Friday with that foot injury. Breer reports that the Saints will still test the foot in pregame warmups to make sure Colston can go close enough to full speed to be effective.

It does look like Colston will be active, though, and he should find opportunities against a Chiefs defense that’s been a pushover in the first two weeks of the season. If he and Drew Brees can take advantage of those opportunities, the Saints should be able to quiet some of the concerns that have cropped up after two straight losses coming off a tumultuous offseason.