Young receivers keep Saints pass-happy (1 Viewer)


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NEW ORLEANS, LA — If New Orleans Saints opponents thought they had caught a break when veteran receiver Joe Horn or rookie sensation Marques Colston went down recently, they were mistaken.

Devery Henderson and Terrance Copper have made big plays filling in, helping New Orleans maintain the most prolific passing attack in the NFL.

“It’s fun to know that with this offense that we have the ability to do so many things,” said Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whose 3,463 yards passing leads the league. “I’m happy for the guys around me — the guys like Devery Henderson, who has stepped up and played so well.”

Colston, the league’s leading receiver through his team’s first nine games, sprained his left ankle only a few plays into a game against Cincinnati two Sundays ago and has not played since. Horn missed the two games prior to that.

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