That’s Marques Colston, who has been the No. 1 receiver since he arrived in 2006. Colston can become a free agent Tuesday afternoon, but there are reports Monday night that he and the Saints are trying to hammer out a deal.
If that happens, it’s good news for the Saints. Colston and quarterback Drew Brees have a strong chemistry and Colston is a respected figure in a locker room that likely will see a lot of change this offseason.
The downside to re-signing Colston, however, is that it probably will diminish the chances of the Saints re-signing guard Carl Nicks. The Saints are tight against the salary cap and a deal for Colston probably means there won’t be enough room to keep Nicks.
The Saints recently had Moss in for a workout, but that likely was Plan B, and Moss only would have been signed if the Saints lost Colston and Robert Meachem.