NFL 2017 News And Updates: Brandon Marshall Parts Ways With Jets
Another big news of releasing the player, and this time it is Brandon Marshall as he is released from the New York Jets. A source confirmed that he was requesting the team to release him and the Jets announced the decision on Friday. There are reports that the wide receiver's salary cap of $7.5 million also cleared.
Interestingly, thenJets have already released Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis, Breno Giacomini and Nick Folk in this offseason. During the course, the team has cleared around $46 million cap. It was in 2015 when the Jets bought Marshall from thebBears, and he did some record setting performance for the team in the first season. With receiving yards of 1,503 and receptions of 109, he could match the record of team's 14 touchdowns. He was also voted as the team's MVP by other players in the team. In 2016, his performance deteriorated as he could only achieve 788 yards and 59 receptions for three touchdowns.
I want to thank Mr. Woody Johnson, Todd Bowles, Mike Maccagnan and Brian Heimerdinger for… https://t.co/vDKnEFLSpp
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshall) March 3, 2017
There are reports suggesting that Marshall wanted to get into a team that has a better perspective tin the playoffs. Though he completed 11 NFL seasons, he couldn't play in the Super Bowl. He posted his thanks on Instagram,to owner Woody Johnson and other members of the team including the fans. "I am sorry as we couldn't bring the championship for you, I wish the team and fans great years ahead," he wrote. The 2016 season was painful for him as he struggled with a toe injury, sprained foot, and sprained knee ligament, and it took most of his days.
It is reported that he will get a greater attention on the free-agency list. His 921 receptions and 11,752 receiving yards in the last ten seasons makes him first in the league. He also holds the record of first in 100-yard receiving games with 46 and many other records. It is good to watch if he could greatly comeback to the game after a struggling season.