Marshall (ankle) has planned a visit with the Seahawks, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Marshall spent the 2017 campaign with the Giants, but appeared in just five games before undergoing season-ending ankle surgery. Prior to the injury, Marshall largely failed to distinguish himself in the Giants' receiving corps, finishing with just 18 receptions for 154 yards, marking his lowest outputs in both categories since entering the NFL in 2008. The veteran failed his physical with the Giants earlier this offseason and was ultimately released, so he would still have to check out fine medically with Seattle before any agreement is reached. The Seahawks lost both Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham in free agency in March, so Marshall would provide an experienced option in the passing game to absorb some targets.
The Giants released Marshall (ankle) on Thursday due to a failed physical, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com reports. During his brief tenure with the Giants, Marshall gathered in 18 of 33 passes for 154 yards and no touchdowns before spraining his left ankle Week 5. The injury was one of many to beset the receiving corps -- also, Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard -- but Marshall required season-ending surgery to get on the path to full health. Because he was closing in on running without restrictions in late December and participated in Eli Manning's annual passing camp at Duke University in early April, Marshall's release seems to fly in the face that his recovery was complete. In the end, the Giants likely saw this transaction as the easiest way to free up the cap space required for the recently jettisoned Dez Bryant. Marshall still has a place in the league, as evidenced by 7.2 YPT and 25 TDs in 49 games over the last four seasons with the Bears, Jets and Giants. Consequently, he should garner interest on the open market, assuming he can pass a physical.
Marshall (ankle) is attending Eli Manning's annual passing camp at Duke University, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Bouncing back from October ankle surgery, Marshall was scheduled to begin running in January and made it clear he had no intention of retiring. The extent of his participation in Manning's passing camp is unknown, but he least was healthy enough to play in a friendly basketball game with his teammates at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The 34-year-old wideout probably will need to accept a pay cut if he wants to stay in New York, as the Giants can free up nearly $5.2 million in cap space by releasing him. Marshall signed a two-year, $11 million contract last offseason and caught only 18 of 33 targets for 154 yards before suffering the season-ending ankle injury Week 5.
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.
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|4||09/30||New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|10||11/13||@San Francisco 49ers||23||20.38|
|11||11/18||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||23.75|
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