Saints release WR Marques Colston

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Report: Saints likely to release WR Marques Colston
Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

The New Orleans Saints released wide receiver Marques Colston on Monday after he failed a physical. 

Colston, 32, has spent his entire 10-year NFL career in New Orleans. He has the most receptions (711), receiving yards (9,759) and receiving touchdowns (72) in Saints history.

Colston was the Saints’ No. 3 wideout option last season, as he was hampered by injuries all year and missed three games. He finished the 2015 campaign with a career-worst 520 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

A seventh round selection by the Saints out of Hofstra in the 2006 draft, Colston helped New Orleans to a victory in Super Bowl XLIV.

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If he is retained by the Saints, Colston will earn $3.2 million in 2016.

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