Brandon Marshall set to join Giants-- Wed Mar 8 10:00 am --
Two-year $12 million
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is done with the Jets, but he'll reportedly still be playing his home games at MetLife Stadium. According to multiple reports, Marshall has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to join the Giants as a free agent.(ProFootballTalk)
FF Today's Take:With Victor Cruz a free agent the Giants will sport a receiving corps of Odell Beckham Jr., Marshall and Sterling Shepard. Marshall will give Eli Manning another viable weapon on the outside and provide some much needed relief for Beckham. Marshall is coming off his worse season as a pro since his rookie year but will be valued highly by fantasy owners as a rebound candidate.
Jalin Marshall facing 4-game suspension-- Tue Mar 7 8:00 am --
Tested positive for Adderall
Jets wide receiver Jalin Marshall will be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Marshall tested positive for Adderall, according to sources.(New York Daily News)
FF Today's Take:Marshall played a limited role in the Jets passing game last season (14-162-2) but in theory would've had a bigger opportunity this upcoming season thanks to the release of Brandon Marshall and uncertain future of Eric Decker. He'll have to wait until Week 5 to make any kind of impact.
Jets plan to release WR Brandon Marshall-- Thu Mar 2 11:40 pm --
Marshall reportedly asked for his release
Continuing their roster purge, the New York Jets intend to release wide receiver Brandon Marshall, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday night. The two sides discussed the possibility of a return in 2017 -- a source close to Marshall told Schefter the team offered a contract extension with no pay cut -- but they eventually decided to part ways. The Jets made no attempt to trade him, knowing it was a long shot.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Marshall reportedly asked for his release. The Jets will free up $7.5 million in cap space as the team continues to release veterans in a rebuilding attempt. Marshall (33), spent two seasons in New York and has is best season as a pro in 2015 with 1502 yards and 14 TDs. He'll be a high priority in free agency for WR-needy teams.