Marques Colston was cut by the Saints in February and doesn't have a team to call his own. The 10-year veteran had shown signs of slowing down and probably wouldn't be in a prominent role if he were on any team.
The Saints have terminated Colston's contract with a "failed physical" designation, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports. The move was expected, though as long as Colston can re-establish his health this offseason, he'll look to catch on elsewhere with a team looking to add some veteran depth at wideout. He's coming off his least productive NFL season, having caught just 45 passes for 520 yards and four TDs in 13 games in 2015, but in the right landing spot, we suppose that Colston -- who turns 33 in June -- could attain a level of fantasy utility in 2016.
Colston will likely be released in the coming days, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports. Coming off the worst season of his 10-year career, the 32-year-old Colston is an obvious candidate to be released. The team might have interest in bringing him back at a lower salary, but it's also possible the Saints would prefer to use the roster spot on a younger wideout. Assuming he chooses to continue his career, Colston is unlikely to find anything more than a bit role, be it in New Orleans or elsewhere.
Colston caught 45 passes on 67 targets for 520 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games this season. Colston's tenth season in a Saints' uniform was by far his worst, as he set career lows in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. Colston missed the Saints' final two games, and as the season progressed, he lost significant playing time to second-year pro Willie Snead. Although he's signed through 2016, the long-tenured Saint could be a cap casualty this offseason.
Colston (chest) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. With Colston out for a second straight week, Brandon Coleman will join Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead in three-wide formations. Colston should be healthy long before training camp, but he'll probably have to accept a pay cut if he wants to stay with the only team he's ever played for. Even then, the Saints may just prefer to move on.
Colston (chest) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports. Colston hasn't practiced since taking the field in Week 15, as a chest injury is currently plaguing him and forced his second absence of the season this past Sunday versus the Jaguars. As a result, his practice participation will be of interest in advance of Sunday's season finale in Atlanta.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|4||10/02||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|7||10/23||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|9||11/06||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|12||11/27||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|14||12/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|16||12/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|3 Year Avg||92||60||788||5||42||13.13||108|