NEW ORLEANS Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is close to joining the ownership group of the Philadelphia Soul.
Colston owns the Harrisburg Stampede, a franchise in the Professional Indoor Football League, which is a lower level than the Arena Football League in which the Soul plays.
Colston's ownership share in the Soul couldn't be determined. The 31-year-old holds every significant receiving record for the Saints, and was a key player when New Orleans won the Super Bowl following the 2009 season.
Colston was born in Harrisburg and was a seventh-round pick of the Saints in 2006.
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski is a majority owner of the Soul. Messages left for Jaworski were not returned.
The Soul plays an 18-game schedule that begins in the spring.