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papz 12-26-2011 03:23 PM

Colston will not take a hometown discount from the Saints reports that Marques Colston will not take a hometown discount from the Saints when he's eligible for free agency in 2012.

Drew Brees will be getting the Saints' franchise tag, so Colston may be headed for the open market if New Orleans doesn't meet an asking price that sounds like it'll be lofty. Colston settled for a below-market extension from the Saints in 2008. He's on pace for his fifth 1,000-yard campaign in six seasons and figures to target a contract in the $10 million-per-year range.

Source: Profootballtalk on NBC Sports

And you know what, he shouldn't. He's been an absolute bargain for us and one of the top underrated receivers in the league. He needs to get his.

OldMaid 12-26-2011 03:56 PM

Everyone should get his worth.
If he has to go, then go.
Bush had to leave and you know, the Saints got somebody... some lil short, muscular guy with an odd last name, Spoils...Sperls...ohh, no Sproles. That was it.

Salary cap and free agency is just the business. The players do not stay with one team . The team coaching staff and recruiters are always aware of who is going to bolt and are looking for what fits the team and what they can mold into their plan, professionally and personally.
It keeps the other players because they don't who is coming for their starting position.
I think it is good to shake it up.

I am not taking a jab at Colston. He is a good player. Still has some years. He has contributed greatly to this Saints era.
Business is business.
The only thing is that once a player leaves a solid team, playing on the new team is mostly for pay and harder because the new team wants results .
Ask Fujita, Bush how are things?

saintfan 12-26-2011 03:58 PM

Yeah, he does need to get his. The sad part about having so many talented players is that we just can't keep them all. I'm hopeful we'll figure something out, but I don't see us paying 10 million a year.

LBCutta 12-26-2011 04:19 PM

Alot of Colston's success is a direct reflection of none other than Drew Brees. So Colston may find himself playing with the Rams or Jacksonville....lets see him put up numbers with Bradford/AJ Feely or Blaine Gabbert throwing to him. Some players need to realize that they fell into a good situation and just ride with it (maybe just a little fan bias I agree we should play the guy but not 10 million a year.

foreverfan 12-26-2011 04:24 PM

Brees makes them all look good, but I don't blame them if they leave. After we pay Brees what will be left? If anything, will Brees take less to make sure they can pay these guys?

halloween 65 12-26-2011 04:24 PM

I like Colston alot, I hope he stays.

Srgt. Hulka 12-26-2011 04:32 PM

If the Saints let him leave, and he goes the Falcons (like so many of our players in the past) I'm gonna be pissed!

phocis850 12-26-2011 04:36 PM

Falcons don't need a WR. Jones is gonna be better than Colston by the end of their careers.

SapperSaint 12-26-2011 04:38 PM

i don't know what to say about this.

Drew is the brain and heart of this team. Colston is finger. A ver important finger, mind you but still only a finger. Does Colston deserve to be "Paid"....yes he does. Has he earned a $10 mil a year payday???? I don't think so. Do we need him? Hell yes we need him and he should get a good raise. But $10 mil? C'mon Man!

lynwood 12-26-2011 04:58 PM

We won't be able to keep everyone. I'm guessing lot of names will be departing for a higher payday elsewhere even if it's on a losing team. Once Brees gets paid we might be left with nothing but rookies.

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