Marshall signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Giants on Wednesday, Newsday reports. Marshall would provide a massive target opposite Odell Beckham with second-year man Sterling Shepard often operating out of the slot. Marshall turns 33 in a couple weeks and is coming off a down year, but he dealt with poor quarterback play on the Jets. While Eli Manning is hardly a star, he's a significant upgrade over what the Jets trotted out last season.
Marshall was released by the Jets on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The Jets continued their course in creating a younger roster with Marshall's release Thursday after releasing Nick Mangold and Darrelle Revis earlier in the offseason. According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Marshall's release gives the team an additional $7.5 million in cap space heading into the new league year. Marshall had a disappointing 2016 campaign in New York, catching 59 of 128 targets for 788 yards and three touchdowns. That said, Marshall is just one year removed from a 1,502-yard season in which he had 14 scores. Despite being 33 when the season begins, Marshall still figures to garner interest from several clubs looking to add a big possession receiver and red zone threat. As it stands, New York's top three receivers are Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, and Robby Anderson; however, Marshall's release could lead to the front office looking to bolster the receiving corps in the draft.
Marshall (hip/shoulder) caught 59 passes (on 128 targets) for 788 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games played this season. Marshall's production dwarfed his 109/1,502/14 stat line from last season, contributing toward the Jets' significant regression. While it was always going to be difficult for the 32-year-old to match last year's output, the fact that Eric Decker (shoulder) played just three games this season should've benefited Marshall's fantasy stock. Although New York's quarterback play proved wildly unreliable, Marshall's seven drops didn't help the team's cause, and his 47.2 catch percentage ranked 143rd out of 144 qualifying players, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. After frustrations from both he and the Jets' season boiled over toward the end of the campaign, it'll be interesting to monitor Marshall's situation as he enters the final year of his contract this offseason.
Marshall (hip/shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills. With Marshall out, Charone Peake is in line draw a start at wideout for the Jets in Week 17.
Marshall (hip/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Meanwhile, ESPN's Rich Cimini indicates that it's his sense that Marshall will "try to play" Sunday, but that's not a lock to occur, with the 4-11 Jets out of playoff contention. Over his last three games, Marshall has mustered just six catches for 77 yards and has thus seen his fantasy lineup appeal taper off in the process.
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