WR - FA
Week 6 Outlook
Free agent WR Marques Colston (shoulder) told the media that he is mulling a return to the NFL. "Once I'm done with rehab, I'll see what's out there," Colston said. Colston underwent offseason shoulder surgery and said that "there's just no rush" to find a new team with the regular season approaching just under a month away.
Colston played the past 10 seasons with the New Orleans Saints before the club parted ways with the veteran wideout this offseason. Colston had not yet indicated that he will retire and will likely wait until he can pass a physical before returning to the NFL in 2016.
NFL analyst Adam Caplan is reporting that the New Orleans Saints cut wide receiver Marques Colston due to a failed physical.
Marques Colston's release was a decision that was expected to be made this offseason. Colston's production has been on the decline for some time now. Colston finishes his career in New Orleans as the Saints' all-time leading receiver with 146 receptions, 9,759 yards and 72 touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints are expected to release veteran wide receiver Marques Colston in the "coming days" according to ESPN's Mike Triplett.
This is no surprise. Marques Colston's production has been on a decline for some time now. Colston hasn't posted 1000 yards receiving since 2012, and his receptions have also been on a dramatic decline since that year. Colston finished a disappointing 2015 catching 45-of-67 targets, 520 yards and four touchdowns.
Colston remains sidelined with the chest injury that held him out of last week's contest against Jacksonville.
The longer his absence extends, the less likely it seems Marques Colston will make an appearance against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. Hopefully, this doesn't disrupt too many fantasy footballers' plans heading into the finals this weekend.
Colston missed last week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a chest injury and did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
While Colston has been very inconsistent this season, he has offered owners sporadic greatness. However, given the persistence of his chest injury, he isn't likely to do so this weekend against Atlanta.