Giants Release WR Brandon Marshall

The Giants released wide receiver Brandon Marshall with a failed physical designation, GM Dave Gettleman announced. Marshall was set to enter the final year of a two-year, $12MM contract signed in 2017. 

By releasing the veteran, the G-Men will save $5.1MM against the salary cap. Marshall, 34, feels that he has multiple seasons left in the tank, but the Giants do not concur. At least, they did not feel that Marshall had enough juice to justify his salary.

I’m all-in on football. I’ve rebuilt my body,” Marshall said in December. “I think I’m two great years away from — and I’ll say it, I want to be a Hall of Famer, and I think I got two great years to go to be mentioned with some of the greats. I’m not just playing this game just to be a guy; I want to be remembered for the product that I put out on the field.”

Marshall was one of several Giants receivers to succumb to injury in 2017 as he missed the bulk of the year after undergoing ankle surgery. He topped 1,500 yards in his 2015 season with the Jets, but he has not been able to reprise that production. In 2016, he had just 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns, a big step back from the previous year in which he had a league-leading 14 TDs.

Earlier this week, Marshall took to social media to inform free agent Dez Bryant that there is “no room” for him in New York. The Giants now have the necessary space – from both financial and football perspectives – to add Bryant, if they wish. For his part, Bryant is eager to join up with the Giants and exact revenge on his former employers.

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33 comments on “Giants Release WR Brandon Marshall

  1. bdmichaels55

    C’est la vie! Not a big loss at all. Moving on…..

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  2. txjags

    Don’t let this distract you from the fact that in 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, Bubba “Spare Tire” Dixon.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Although Al was never featured on “Beyond the Glory” he secured his legacy by being the only Polk Panther to ever be inducted into the shoe salesman hall of fame.

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    • Braves Homer

      Al’s knee was definitely down on the game winning touchdown…get your facts straight, just sayin’

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  3. RockHauler

    This was a forgone conclusion after the season Marshall had last year. He was brought in to push the receiving core over the top. Give Eli that big body he’s missed since Plaxico left.
    I think the Giants are clearing salary cap space for one of two reasons, to have money for OBJ or for the second wave of free agents that will be hitting the market after the June 1st cuts. Still some holes to fill in OL, LB and DB’s.

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  4. mackows2

    Marshall to the Pack
    Dez to the Giants
    Al Bundy to the H.S. HOF

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  5. brucewayne

    Why do they allow stupid spit like this on here? Ban these idiots

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  6. IBFarr

    Well, Dez in a Giant now. I’m an Eagles fan and can’t wait to see the Cowboys and Giants play. No way this doesn’t happen.

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    • toby312

      He thinks he’s hall of fame material? Wow delusional. I guess if they let jerry Jones in they will let anyone in

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      • Chris

        He’s actually just outside the top 20 all-time in both receiving yards and touchdowns. With 2 decent seasons he’d have top 15 numbers and would be worthy of consideration but I don’t think he’s a HoFer

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  7. Breezy

    LOL. Hope a Dez signing follows. Brandon really set himself up on this one.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      It’s almost as if Brandon was running a play from the Johnny Manziel playbook of self destruction.

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  8. braves cowboys

    As a Cowboys fan, I hope they do sign Bryant. Could you imagine the circus? Two divas vying for the right to be the ultimate diva? Maybe Beckham will propose to Dez this time Instead of a kicking net. Two divas fighting over who gets the ball more. Meanwhile, the real problem is the quarterback who can’t throw anymore and the line who can’t block. And all this time, the Cowboys fans will be sitting in their favorite chair, drinking a Coke and realizing that these are the glory days. Dez to the giants!

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    • The dude

      Get your popcorn ready! LoL. That would be just wonderful. Can New York be this stupid

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  9. PeterDipersio

    Should be careful what you say. Someone may be waiting to take your place Brandon!

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  10. Breezy

    And the next thing we’re going to hear from Brandon Marshall is how he wants to play for one of the other NFC East teams.

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  11. drum18

    Dump one head case to make room for another?
    Lord, I hope not.
    Beckham is enough to deal with.

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    • Perksy

      Agreed. But you never know Beckham could still be traded. Anything is possible on draft night.

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      • drum18

        I’d trade him now.
        Man, I would’ve traded him two years ago.

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  12. tank62
    tank62

    Hall of fame? Thats hilarious. Maybe the wife beater hall of fame
    Bye bye turd

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  13. Nathan Sassaman

    This is rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic, the New York Giants do not need to replace one has been Prima Donna with another…..Dez Bryant was cut for a reason; he was putting up third Reciever Numbers and getting paid like a Number One. He is also 29 and injury prone.If the Giants are smart, they will rebuild their Porous Offensive Line with their high draft picks and draft Eli’s Replacement next year; they’re still going to suck again this year even with Odell back.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Good comment. Gettleman knows he has some time to get things back on track. It’s not as though the Jets are headed to the SB and he has to keep pace with them.

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  14. Armaday

    Dez wants to play for the Giants. How is he going to handle a serious downgrade of targets?

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