Dec 11, 2011; Nashville,TN, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) catches a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. New Orleans defeated Tennessee 22-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Marques Colston Signed By Saints – Time to Shift Gears


Marques Colston was just resigned, according the Jay Glazer, to a five year contract extension.

Colston was a top target for the Jags in free agency and looked to command a lot of attention from the team.  Many talking heads thought that his potential could extend to other teams and the Jaguars were widely thought to be potential suitors to the wide receiver.

Alas, it is not to be.  Perhaps the Jaguars will shift to Robert Meachem, the other Saints receiver expected to hit free agency.

Or the Jaguars may just hunker down and wait for the draft.  With the removal of Colston from the market, the Jaguars can focus their cap room on resigning DE Jeremy Mincey at a higher price if he demands it, and Safety Dwight Lowery becomes much less of a luxury and more of a practical acquisition.

- Luke N. Sims

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