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New Orleans receivers, Marques Colston, Shockey & Patten ALL OUT (1 Viewer)

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FWIW I Think the Colston news is more important to Henderson/Meachem owners than Colston owners

 
This is a day and a half old, so it may be a Honda. I'm feeling pretty good about Colston this week, but I'd like to see news officially stating that he is in fact activated for this week.

Times Picayune

Receiver Marques Colston is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. However, in his mind, he expects to be ready to go after a good week of practice.

Tight end Jeremy Shockey, however, is doubtful after missing practice for the second consecutive day Friday.

"It actually feels a lot better than I expected it to this early on, " said Colston, who had the cast removed from his surgically repaired thumb late last week. "I really don't feel it out there, and I'm catching the ball well. It really doesn't feel like I'm trying to catch the ball any different."

Colston practiced every day this week on a limited basis, but he participated in both individual and team drills and caught footballs at full game speed. He said the doctors are a little more concerned than he is about the possibility of a setback, but he said he's antsy to get back on the field after missing the past four games.

Saints Coach Sean Payton stopped short of saying Colston definitely will be activated for the game. However, Payton said he has continued to be "encouraged" by what he's seen from Colston each day on the practice field.

Shockey practiced Wednesday for the first time since having surgery to repair a sports hernia two weeks ago, but he did not return to the practice field again. So it looks like he'll need at least one more week of rest.
 
Marques Colston, WR and Jeremy Shockey, TE, New Orleans Saints: The injury-plagued Saints appear to have been sharing tainted drinking water with the Seahawks. It now appears the Saints will be without the services of defensive tackle Antwan Lake as a result of a groin injury. Lake was filling in for the injured Sedrick Ellis, who is still recovering from knee surgery to address a torn meniscus. Wide receiver David Patten (doubtful) will likely miss another week because of his groin injury.

Everyone is looking for some good news on the injury front in New Orleans and Colston may be just the spark. But don't get too excited yet. Colston, coming off ligament-repair surgery in his thumb, is listed as questionable and may not see the field just yet. Colston came out of his cast last week and was able to participate in practice to some degree this week, wearing only limited padding on his thumb. In fact, Colston told the New Orleans Times-Picayune how surprisingly good his thumb felt when catching the ball: "I really don't feel it out there and I'm catching the ball well. It really doesn't feel like I'm trying to catch the ball any different."

Nevertheless, he is still on the early side of recovery and the medical staff needs to feel confident that no matter what Colston might encounter on the field, he will not be at risk for a setback. It's not just catching the ball and holding onto it, which certainly requires a great deal of thumb control and an ability to absorb impact. He has to be able to hit that thumb against a helmet or the ground and have that repair hold up. As much as they would like to see him active, the Saints may just have him sit tight another week. In fact, if he does suit up, expect him to see limited action.

Meanwhile, much was made of Shockey's return to practice Wednesday following sports hernia surgery a few weeks ago. Shockey did not practice Thursday or Friday, however, suggesting, as does his doubtful tag, that he will not see action for at least another week.

From ESPN injury update

 
According to PFT, Colston will play but not start. Probably not the best play this week unless you have bye and injury issues at WR.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/10/10/colston-will-play/

COLSTON WILL PLAY

Posted by Mike Florio on October 10, 2008, 11:22 a.m. EDT

Saints receiver Marques Colston, who has missed several weeks after tearing a ligament in his thumb, will play on Sunday, a league source tells us.

Per the source, Colston will play in the three- and four-receiver formations for the Saints.

The 2-3 Saints are in last place in the NFC South, trailing the 4-1 Panthers and the 3-2 Bucs and Falcons.

The Saints host the Raiders on Sunday.

 
According to PFT, Colston will play but not start. Probably not the best play this week unless you have bye and injury issues at WR.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/10/10/colston-will-play/

COLSTON WILL PLAY

Posted by Mike Florio on October 10, 2008, 11:22 a.m. EDT

Saints receiver Marques Colston, who has missed several weeks after tearing a ligament in his thumb, will play on Sunday, a league source tells us.

Per the source, Colston will play in the three- and four-receiver formations for the Saints.

The 2-3 Saints are in last place in the NFC South, trailing the 4-1 Panthers and the 3-2 Bucs and Falcons.

The Saints host the Raiders on Sunday.
 
I think this is good news as he probably will be able to play a full game next week. Now Colston owners can start someone else with confidence.

 
classic case of gamesmanship by the saints wanting oakland to waste time (even if just a little) preparing for colston ... good strategy

 
from nfl.com

Saints: QB Joey Harrington (3rd), WR Marques Coltson, DB Aaron Glenn, S Kevin Kaesyiharn, WR David Patten, TE Jeremy Shockey, DT Antwan Lake, DT Sedrick Ellis.

Analysis: With Marques Colston still out, WRs Lance Moore, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem’s values are bumped up. TE Billy Miller will start in the absence of Shockey.

 
from nfl.comSaints: QB Joey Harrington (3rd), WR Marques Coltson, DB Aaron Glenn, S Kevin Kaesyiharn, WR David Patten, TE Jeremy Shockey, DT Antwan Lake, DT Sedrick Ellis.Analysis: With Marques Colston still out, WRs Lance Moore, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem’s values are bumped up. TE Billy Miller will start in the absence of Shockey.
I'm thinking Henderson would get bumped down since he will apparently draw Nnamdi in coverage.
 

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