Saints Ink Colston To Extension

A bit of good news for Saints fans.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reports that the Saints and  Marques Colston have agreed to terms on a five-year contract that will keep Colston in New Orleans through 2016.

Florio mentioned late last night that New Orleans was working “feverishly” to get Colston re-signed despite a limited amount of salary cap space. They executed.

Per NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, the deal is worth $40 million including just under $20 million guaranteed. Florio is reporting that those numbers are a bit inflated, though. He’ll have the actual financial details shortly.

Colston, who turns 29 in June, has been incredibly productive manning the slot in the Saints’ pass-first offense. He broke into the league as a seventh-round pick out of Hofstra in 2006, and has averaged over 1,000 yards per season ever since.

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