Saints' Colston honored by teammates

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints receiver Marques Colston was named this year’s winner of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award, as voted on by his teammates.

The award is given to the player who “best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship, while also serving as a source of inspiration.” Colston has battled through foot and knee injuries during different points of this season, finishing with 75 catches for 943 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games played.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by my teammates for the Ed Block Courage Award,” Colston said in a statement released by the team. “It shows that they have seen everything that I do to be available for them on gameday. I also appreciate all that our athletic training staff has done for me throughout my career here to keep me on the field as much as possible whether it is in rehabilitation or preventative measures.”