Colston won't play

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 FOXSports.com is reporting that New Orleans’ top receiver, Marques Colston, won’t play Sunday against Washington because he has a torn ligament in his left thumb. Colston’s absence elevates David Patten, whom the Redskins cut in February 2007 after he caught just one pass in 2006, into the lineup against his old team. Colston had 98 catches for 1,202 yards last year.

— David Elfin

 

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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