Jul 24, 2008

Saints Report, Colston Signs 3-Year Extension

The Saints reported to camp yesterday and the big news was that WR Marques Colston agreed to a 3-year contract extension. The deal ensures that Colston will remain with the Saints at least through 2011.

The only question is what took so long? Colston has been the most productive WR ever in their first two seasons in the league. He was a 7th round pick and has far outplayed his rookie contract. Congratulations goes out to Colston for the deserved contract and for being a professional throughout the negotiations.

This is great news and continues one of the best offseason's ever for the Saints. On WWL radio yesterday, they were polling people to see if they thought this was the best offseason in Saints history. Just this offseason, the team has signed Will Smith to a long-term deal, traded for LB Jonathan Vilma and TE Jeremy Shockey, resigned most of their own free agents (all except for C Jeff Faine), drafted DE Sedrick Ellis 7th overall, signed CB Randall Gay, QB Mark Brunell and DE Bobby McCray, and now signed Colston to an extension. What a great offseason!

The other big news from reporting day is that Ellis and Tracy Porter are still unsigned and CB Jerametrius butler Butler decided to retire.

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