Colston out, add Meachem off waivers

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.

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