Saints cut Marques Colston

AP

In the same year that Sean Payton became the head coach and Drew Brees became the starting quarterback in New Orleans, the Saints took a seventh-round flyer on a receiver from Hofstra who would pay immediate and consistent dividends.

Now, after 10 seasons, Marques Colston has been released by the Saints, according to the official NFL transaction wire.

His contract was terminated with the designation “failed physical.” Regardless of condition, he becomes a free agent, able to sign with any team.

Colston exits the roster as the leading receiver in Saints franchise history, with 711 catches and 9,759 yards. He also has the most touchdowns in team history, with 72.

A steady, consistent performer, Colston never had more than 1,202 receiving yards in any season, back in 2007. His worst season statistically came in 2015, with career lows in catches (45), yards (520), and touchdowns (four).

Colston turns 33 in June, and presumably still has gas in the tank. The question is whether he wants to continue his career with a new team or retire from the game.

He’s currently 44th on the all-time reception list, 49th on the receiving yardage list, and tied for 36th on the receiving touchdown list.

19 responses to “Saints cut Marques Colston

  1. A TRUE PROFESSIONAL……IF IT WEREN’T FOR HIS PRODUCTION……YOU WOULDN’T KNOW HE WAS THERE!!!!! GOD BLESS ALL YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS “QUIET STORM!!” 10 YEARS OF CONSTANT, CONSISTENT PRODUCTION, MAYBE IF HE MADE A LITTLE MORE NOISE HE WOULD HAVE SNIFFED A PRO-BOWL

  2. Patriots will bring Coulston to camp. Brady will gush over having admired his work with Brees and how great it is to have him on the team. Fans will daydream of all the TD catches he will haul in from TB12. Belicheck will rave about his professionalism and work ethic, make him play the entire final preseason game and then cut him, saying it was pleasure to have coached him.
    The End

  3. For those who might not know about this player, his local nickname is Quiet Storm and he (WR) and Drew Brees hold the franchise record for the most TD hookups.

    He’s the opposite of a diva. He makes a big catch across the middle, takes a big hit, gets up, flips the ball to the ref and trots back to the huddle.

    He might collect a little dap along the way but Marques always acts like he’s been there before.

    You won’t find not a one person in all of Saints fandom who is glad about this moment. We knew it was coming and wish it wasn’t so.

    We love this guy and if he were on your team you would all love him, too.

    Thank you, Marques Colston. Wish there were more players in the league with your talent and class.

  4. Thread about Marques Colston turns to an irrelevant Patriots discussion in 3 comments. What took so long?

    Colston was the definition of underrated. The guy produced year in and year out while every flash in the pan wideout with a better draft pick ate up all the attention. Good luck to him.

  5. He’s currently 44th on the all-time reception list, 49th on the receiving yardage list, and tied for 36th on the receiving touchdown list.
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    Yet he’s #1 on the Saints. That shows how weak the history of the organization is.

  6. “Colston turns 33 in June, and presumably still has gas in the tank.”

    He doesn’t have much left, and he’s struggled with drops the past couple of seasons.

    Still he represented the Saints with class and was an underrated receiver. I loved to watch him play, and I will miss him.

    “abninf says:
    Feb 29, 2016 5:49 PM

    He’s currently 44th on the all-time reception list, 49th on the receiving yardage list, and tied for 36th on the receiving touchdown list.
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    Yet he’s #1 on the Saints. That shows how weak the history of the organization is.”

    They won a Super Bowl with him and he was an integral part of that team. You should stop commenting on stories since it’s obvious you’re mentally challenged.

  7. ariani1985 says:
    Feb 29, 2016 7:07 PM

    Cap gate!
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    But he has one more SuperBowl ring than the entire Viking franchise has won in its sorry existence.

    Wide Left! LOL

  8. Great player, great person. And you’ll say “Oh, but he never made a Pro Bowl and this guy is faster and that guy has better stats….”. So what. This guy played the game the way it was meant to be played and never once did anything on the field that put Marques Colston ahead of the team. You will be missed #12.

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