Sean Payton neither elaborated nor was asked about Marq... - [Full Article]

Sean Payton neither elaborated nor was asked about Marques Colston's upcoming status for Sunday's game during his news conference at Metairie. Later, in a conference call with the Jacksonville media, Payton offered a cryptic remark that seemed to indicate Colston would play and that was published as a clear statement that Colston would play.

"Yeah, he was listed as limited, but he's cleared," a transcript of Payton's words released by the Jaguars organization reads. "He'll be up this week."

In normal NFL parlance, "up this week" means a player presumably will be on the 46-man active roster. Players are not in that status unless they are expected to play and contribute.

Still, it is highly unusual for Payton to make a definitive pronouncement about the game status of a player popping up on the injury report, especially this early in the week. Like many in the profession, Payton is reluctant to reveal specific information about injuries.

Fantasy Impact: 

We'll monitor Colston's practice activity this week. The Jaguars have been surprisingly tough against the pass, so he's at best a WR3/flex play. We'd like to see him on the field for his usual workload before trusting him with a start.

Filed Under: 2011, W4

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