In it, the Saints' all-time leading receiver and touchdown scorer thanked everyone in the organization and the "WHO DAT Nation" for a remarkable 10-year run that he described as "a dream come true."
Here is Colston's full statement:
"First, I want to thank the New Orleans Saints for providing me the opportunity to spend the last 10 years with such a first class organization. It truly is, and always will be, a dream come true for a young athlete out of Hofstra University.
"To everyone from the Benson family, the front office, coaches, and the training and equipment staff: It has been a pleasure to be part of a family with so many great people. And to my fellow players: thanks to each of you for sharing this journey with me, challenging me to grow as a player, and an individual. It's been an honor to work beside you, and as a team we achieved something that can never be duplicated -- the first Super Bowl victory for NOLA.
"And last but not least, to the most passionate fans in the world -- the WHO DAT Nation -- it has been my privilege to represent you on the field. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of something so much bigger than football in New Orleans. It has been amazing to witness first hand your passion and resilience, even in the face of adversity. Because of you, New Orleans will always hold a special place in my heart.
"It has truly been an honor to wear the Black & Gold, and I look forward to the next chapter of my career.
Current and former teammates also weighed in on Twitter:
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) March 1, 2016
— Willie Snead IV (@Willie_Snead4G) February 29, 2016
@MarquesColston is the epitome of a great pro and a great man. Thanks for ALL the advice. Truly blessed to have met and learned from you
— Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) March 1, 2016
Gonna miss my dawg Colston being around. We had some memorable sauna talks. Greatest Saints WR ever. Can't wait to see him in the ROH
— Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) February 29, 2016
— Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) February 29, 2016