ESPN reports that all-time Saints leading wide out Marques Colston is going to get released, ending an era with the team where he was one of the best wide outs in team history.
The Saints will likely release wide receiver Marques Colston, their all-time leading receiver and touchdown-scorer, in the coming days, according to a league source.
Colston, 32, has had a remarkable 10-year career since being drafted in the seventh round out of Hofstra in 2006, compiling 9,759 yards and 72 touchdowns as well as a Super Bowl ring. But he became New Orleans’ No. 3 receiving option last year while missing three games with injuries, and he is due to earn $3.2 million in salary and bonuses this year.
The writing was on the wall last season when the productivity of Colston dropped as he was phased out of the offense and eventually took a back seat to other wide receivers on the roster.
There’s no doubt he’ll get looks from teams that need wide outs, and that he still has value as a vet on a roster with younger receivers.