Marques Colston Reportedly Agrees to 5-Year Deal with New Orleans Saints

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 13, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after he catches an eight-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Saints staved off free agency by making sure they had their star wide receiver back for another go at a Super Bowl. 

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports via tweet that the Saints and Marques Colston have agreed on a deal prior to the start of free agency on Tuesday.

Scoopage: Take 1 name off the list of free agents set to hit the market today. Saints have just agreed to new 5 yr deal w WR Marques Colston

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 13, 2012

John Clayton of ESPN reports details on the signing. It's a five-year deal worth around $40 million, and this includes $19 million in guarantees.