Well, folks, we now have the first major injury of the 2011 NFL season. FOX Sports Insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reports that Marques Colston suffered a broken collarbone in Thursday night’s loss against the Green Bay Packers and will miss four weeks.
I wouldn’t drop the veteran wideout out of Hofstra as long as I had the roster space, but this is another reminder of Colston’s increasing lack of durability. Remember, this is the same player who is coming off multiple knee surgeries and was a risk coming into the season even before breaking his collarbone.
In his absence, I think Robert Meachem will be the biggest beneficiary. The Tennessee product, who is in a contract year, went for 70 yards and a touchdown in the opener. With Lance Moore also injured, Meachem is in line to see more consistent targets. He’s still a free agent in over 40 percent of NFL.com leagues. I also expect Devery Henderson, a free agent in 87.4 percent of leagues, to be a popular name on the waiver wire. Tight end Jimmy Graham, who caught a touchdown in the opener, will also see more targets.