Despite being a five-time Pro Bowl selection,
"I really feel like I'm better now than I've ever been," Marshall said.
Marshall added that his improved health and more knowledge of the game has him prepared for a productive 2015 season.
"There's the physical part, feeling healthy, and our medical staff here is probably the best in the league," Marshall said. "I feel great, and now I'm starting to see the game differently, being older and having a lot of experience. So having all of that working for me, and going against those guys every single day, I'm excited about doing my job this year."
Wednesday marked the second day of the Jets' 10-day voluntary workout program. Marshall was present on the first day but Richardson was not.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said Marshall was absent on Wednesday because he "had something to take care of, but "it wasn't conveyed" to him why Richardson was not there.
Richardson was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and is projected to play a key role on the Jets' defense.
Wilkerson's absence is no surprise, as the defensive lineman is seeking a new contract from the team and has stated he won't take part in voluntary team activities. Richardson and Marshall are not involved in contract disputes.
"I'm 30 years old, and when you get older, you become more vulnerable, and you have more experience, and you really start seeing things the right way," Marshall said. "This is a great organization, it's got great people.
"I think it's people that's going to accept me for who I am and see that it's a personality, not a character issue. So as we begin to build these relationships, you want to be able to be there for a while. Being a one-hit wonder or a rental definitely affects you emotionally.
"I don't want to go through that again. I want to take this opportunity and make the best out of it."
Marshall, who will turn 31 this month, was traded from Chicago to New York in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. He is only the fourth NFL player i the last 20 years to be traded three or more times.
He also told reporters he's looking forward to working with Geno Smith, who he is already a little with, per the New York Daily News.
"This is pretty interesting because Geno and I, we started this weird relationship from the time he got drafted," Marshall said. "He's a Florida guy. My gym ... it's literally like three exits from him. We started this relationship, and it's pretty cool to see how it develops off the field.
"He has a drive and a passion that a lot of people don't see," Marshall said.
After it was reported earlier in the week that the
Marshall, 30, grabbed 61 receptions for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games during the 2014 season. he has 773 career receptions, which is the most by any active platyer without a playoff apeparance. He is due to make $7.7 million in 2015 and is under contract through 2017.
He will be reunited with new Jets coach Todd Bowles, who was the assistant coach of Miami 2010-11 when Marshall was a member of the Dolphins.
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