Marques Colston to return vs. Jags

Updated: September 29, 2011, 2:57 AM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Saints coach Sean Payton says receiver Marques Colston has been medically cleared to practice and will play Sunday at Jacksonville.

Colston broke his collarbone in the season opener at Green Bay and missed the last two games. He returned to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, but Payton said in a conference call with Jacksonville reporters that Colston would return against the Jaguars.

Payton said, "He's clear. He'll be up this week." Quarterback Drew Brees called Colston's return "huge," saying "he's a big part of our offense. I'm excited to have him back."

Colston has six catches for 81 yards this season, giving him 375 catches for 5,178 yards and 40 touchdowns in his six-year career.


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