The Giants would free up $5.2 million in cap room while incurring a dead money charge of only $1 million if they were to release Marshall (ankle), ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports. Signed to a two-year, $11 million contract last offseason, Marshall caught 18 of 33 targets for 154 yards before suffering a season-ending injury Week 5. His rehab timeline suggests he should be healthy for offseason workouts, but there's little reason to think the Giants are interested in keeping him at his current salary. Marshall will turn 34 in late March, and the Giants have an impressive young group of pass catchers in Odell Beckham (ankle), Sterling Shepard (neck) and TE Evan Engram (ribs). Marshall likely will be released if he doesn't accept a pay cut, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.
Marshall (ankle) said Thursday that he expects to be running without restrictions in a couple weeks. In Week 5, Marshall suffered a severe enough injury to his left ankle to require season-ending surgery, which was performed to stabilize the region. Per his comments Thursday, he's been tackling his rehabilitation with a certain ferocity, including "living in the weight room ... to get better, faster and stronger." The 33-year-old wide receiver is also intent on suiting up for two more years after playing less than 13 games in a given season for the first time in his 12-year career.
Marshall said Saturday that he has no intention of retiring after the Giants placed him on injured reserve Tuesday after he required season-ending surgery to stabilize his left ankle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. "I'm a competitor, and I don't want to go out like that," Marshall said. "I'm definitely not going out like that." Though he'll turn 34 years old in March and faces a lengthy rehab from the surgery, Marshall's comments suggest he's already preparing for a 13th NFL season. He'll enter the final year of his contract with the Giants in 2018 and may need to prove he's healthy in training camp in order to avoid being cut by the team leading up to the season.
Marshall (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. The roster move comes after Marshall underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday to stabilize his left ankle, which he injured in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Along with Marshall, Odell Beckham (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (foot) suffered season-ending injures Sunday and were moved to IR, resulting in the Giants bringing aboard three relatively unproven receivers (Tavarres King, Travis Rudolph and Ed Eagan) to fill out their ranks. All three players should have a chance at staking claims to targets in the Week 6 matchup with the Broncos, especially if Sterling Shepard (ankle), the new top wideout on the depth chart, is unable to suit up.
The Giants confirmed that Marshall would undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday to stabilize his left ankle, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. The team had previously announced Monday that Marshall would require further testing on the left ankle injury he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, but the veteran wideout relayed later that day via his personal Instagram account that he would need surgery that would spell an end to his first campaign with the Giants. The Giants, who moved Odell Beckham (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (foot) to injured reserve Monday with both requiring surgeries of their own, are expected to do the same with Marshall later this week to create more roster flexibility. The team has already signed Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph to bolster its dwindling depth at receiver, and King in particular could play a prominent role for the Giants in their Week 6 matchup with the Broncos. Along with Sterling Shepard (ankle), who looks questionable for Sunday's game, and Roger Lewis, King is listed as a starter on the Giants' unofficial Week 6 depth chart, according to Stapleton.
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