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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints are in the process of trying to create salary cap space, and a new deal for wide receiver Marques Colston will give them some. The Saints and Colston have completed a restructured deal, Jason La Canfora ‏of CBS ...

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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The Saints are in the process of trying to create salary cap space, and a new deal for wide receiver Marques Colston will give them some.

The Saints and Colston have completed a restructured deal, Jason La Canfora ‏of CBS reports.

There’s no word on the details of the deal. Colston signed a five-year, $36.3 million contract in March, and he may have simply agreed to reduce his $4.5 million base salary to the league minimum while taking the rest as a signing bonus that will be prorated over the final four years of his deal.



Up next for the Saints is seeing whether they can work out deals with Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma. Both veteran defenders are expensive, and are expected to be told that a simple restructuring won’t be enough: They’ll either take a pay cut or get cut.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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Didn't see this coming before the D players.

Thanks Smash!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Colston, once again being a team player freeing up money when he didn't have to

I really hope just cutting Will Smith would cost less than keeping him around, IMO he's one of the major reasons why some of the younger guys aren't getting playing time
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OK, now Mickey's just showin off.
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Can someone fact-check this: Has Marques Colston exceeded 1,000 yards receiving in 7 of his first 8 season?

Only about five other receivers have done this right?

(and yet they still won't vote him to the Pro Bowl...... sigh)
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Every little thing helps... go ML, go!

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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Can someone fact-check this: Has Marques Colston exceeded 1,000 yards receiving in 7 of his first 8 season?

Only about five other receivers have done this right?

(and yet they still won't vote him to the Pro Bowl...... sigh)

He'll get in the HOF, it will just take a little longer. Thing is, he could put up those numbers for several more years with Brees. Unlike most receivers, he doesn't rely on speed. It's not even part of his game to be honest. It's all about size and ball placement. He's a TE in WR clothing.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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Mickey working his magic.
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Re: Colston restructures his contract

Originally Posted by ClintSaints View Post
Can someone fact-check this: Has Marques Colston exceeded 1,000 yards receiving in 7 of his first 8 season?

Only about five other receivers have done this right?

(and yet they still won't vote him to the Pro Bowl...... sigh)
Its true and he doesn't get voted to the probowl because his yearly totals are never really high, he is just very consistant.
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Re: Colston restructures his contract

Originally Posted by ClintSaints View Post
Can someone fact-check this: Has Marques Colston exceeded 1,000 yards receiving in 7 of his first 8 season?

Only about five other receivers have done this right?

(and yet they still won't vote him to the Pro Bowl...... sigh)
Thanks colston for being a team player, here are his stats

2006 - 70 Catches, 1038 Yards, 8 TD's
2007 - 98 Catches, 1202 Yards, 11 TD's
2008 - 47 Catches, 760 Yards, 5 TD's (missed 5 games with broken thumb)
2009 - 70 Catches, 1074 yards, 9 TD's
2010 - 80 Catches, 1023 Yards and 7 TD's
2011 - 80 Catches, 1143 Yards and 8 TD's (missed 2 games with dislocated shoulder)
2012 - 83 Catches, 1154 Yards and 10 TD's

End result? future HOF and at the moment.....a friggin beast!
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