5 Saints Who Should NOT Be Back Next Season

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Marques Colston

Oct 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) makes a catch against the defense of Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell (31) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

As sad as it may be, the 2015 season may have been the last time we see Marques Colston aka “The Quiet Storm” suit up in the black and gold.

Another one of the few members left from the 2006 Saints team, the Saints drafted Colston in the seventh round, 252nd overall. That is only three picks away from being “Mr Irrelevant” — or the very last pick in the NFL Draft.

Throughout his 10 year career with the Saints, Colston has notched 9,759 yards, 711 receptions and 72 touchdowns.

He and Brees are now 5th all-time in the record books among QB-WR duos; having 72 touchdowns thrown between the two, with only the likes of Rivers and Gates, Marino and Clayton, Young and Rice, and Manning and Harrison ahead of them.

If not for Colston missing the last two games of the season, he would of had the chance of breaking the 10,000 yard mark of career yards.

Many Saints fans will tell you he has been one of the most underrated players in the league over the last 10 years, never making a pro bowl even though he was consistently having pro bowl caliber seasons throughout his career.

No matter how much we may love “The Quiet Storm”, everyone’s career eventually comes to an end.

After struggling in the 2014 season, some thought the Saints may have even let go of him then. After taking a pay cut the Saints decided to have him for another season, and at some points he struggled mightily.

Throughout his career Colston was known for having sure hands, but throughout the 2015 season he dropped balls that he used to catch routinely.

Colston also missed the last two weeks of the season with injury, which did not help his chances of being with the team another year. Yet there were still some highlight catches between him and Brees, because they have such good chemistry together.

With the Saints having some young names in Cooks, Snead and Coleman who they are excited about; I fully expect them to bring in another receiver either in free agency or the draft.

Translation: Colston has become expendable.

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As hard as it may be to accept it, “Father Time” has finally caught up with the longtime fan-favorite, and he has become more of a liability than an asset.

Parting is such sweet sorrow……

Cap Savings/Dead Money: Save 3.2 million by cutting him, 2.7 million in dead money.