WR Marques Colston (chest) to miss Saints' season finale

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has been ruled out of Sunday's season finale in Atlanta, ending his 10th season.

Colston, the team's all-time leading receiver, has a chest injury that also sidelined him for New Orleans' victory over Jacksonville last Sunday.

Colston finished with 45 catches for a career-low 520 yards and four touchdowns, including a 53-yard score, in 13 games this season. Those numbers represent a substantial decline from most of his career, which includes six seasons eclipsing 1,000 yards, two others surpassing 900 and a previous low of 760 yards when he missed five games. His current contract runs through next season.

The Saints have also ruled out linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and rookie offensive lineman Andrus Peat. Ellerbe has a hip injury, while Peat has concussion symptoms.


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