Brandon Marshall asks for, gets release from Jets

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The Jets have granted wide receiver Brandon Marshall’s request to be released, Kimberly Martin of Newsday reported Thursday evening.

His departure comes as part of a significant overhaul as the Jets have been busy saving money and appear headed for a rebuilding year in 2017. Darrelle Revis, Ryan Clady and Nick Mangold are among the other veterans who were previously notified they would be released.

Marshall, who’s a few weeks away from his 33rd birthday, is a six-time Pro Bowler. He spent the last two seasons with the Jets and had 1,502 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015. He had 788 receiving yards and three touchdowns last season.

Marshall has caught 941 passes, 82 for touchdowns, in his 11-year career.

76 responses to “Brandon Marshall asks for, gets release from Jets

  1. probably a hopeless wish but he sure would look good lined up with AJ Green! make it happen Bengals!

  2. He’s a huge pain in the ass and maybe not worth the trouble at this stage of his career, but if anyone could get production out of him it’s the Pats. He wants a shot at rings and hasn’t even been on a team that ever made the post season. Should be motivation enough for him to play well on a good team.

  3. As a Pats fan, I hate the Jets. Despise them more than any other team, going way back. But, it’s so bad there, I can’t even take any pleasure anymore.

  4. Belichick is looking to ring back Floyd on a cheap deal…..take Marshall, if anyone can turn his sorry attitude around, it’s Belichick. I say this as a diehard pats fan from Mass, living in Chicago where my wife is from. He was a locker room cancer everywhere he has been. Because those coaches lacked DISCIPLINE and respect

  5. Good! Saves the Jets another 7 million to rebuild. I liked Marshall until last season when he became a pass dropping machine. He won’t miss, or be missed by the Jets.

  6. Brandon, come on home to Denver. You would fit perfectly with DeMaryius and Emmanuel in the slot, with Tony Romo throwing you the pill and Christian McCaffrey soon to be added as the first round pick, the Broncos O will be leathal to go with the best defense in the NFL and the only proven team that can regularly beat New England, who you hate anyway. Come on home, son

  7. Seems like a pats time, him and Revis. Go be good for one year, hunt for another ring (well first for Marshall), and get paid again by another team next season. The patriot way.

  8. Welcome to New England Brandon. Come get your ring.

    For the life of me, I can’t understand why the Jets built a win-now team around a lose-now quarterback. Hello 3-13 season.

  9. Playing opposite OBJ will make him a 1,200/12 WR again. Perfect fit. I’m sure Phil told him on Inside the NFL how great big blue is.

  10. Don’t these players learn? Disruptive and divisive players will not be
    signed by anyone when they lose just a wee bit of talent. Randy Moss and Terrel Owens anyone?

  11. Well there’s huge WR holes in Ari,Minn,Phi,KC,Tenn,Buf, Sea …Every team in California not named the Oakland Raiders. Would not be surprised to see him catch on with one of these teams. He still has allot to offer and would immediately upgrade any WR corps on this list. As most of these teams only have 1 proven WR or worse, none. Question is where Brandon believes he’s the best fit. That’s the interesting part

  12. Lucrative tv deal lined up. Other players should take a cue and guest appear on sports talk. He’s made millions on the field and will be comfortable just chatting once a week.

  13. 4 or 5 teams in 11 years and never made the playoffs….if nothing else this guy is a jinx…hope he signs with philly or the cheatin giants

  14. Interesting to see if any team seriously goes after him. Marshall is very talented but also very selfish and disruptive in the locker room. There is a good reason why Denver, Miami, Chicago and now the Jets all let him go.
    Buyer beware.

  15. More #DeflateGate Karma happening to another owner and organization who were trying to bring the GOAT’s down. It ain’t stopping anytime soon. Unless of course Woody, Roger, Irsay, et al go hat in hand to Brookline MA and apologize and ask Mr Kraft & TB12 for their forgiveness.

  16. I’ve never seen any other good WR drop as many passes as Marshall does.
    That said, he can definitely help some team get better instantly.
    As for the Jets, it’s a good thing the Browns are in the NFL or they’d really look horrible.

  17. Brandon Marshall is the definition of a Team Player. Ah haha.
    The 1st Rat to jump ship. Ah haha
    When the going gets tough Brandon gets going .
    Ah haha

  18. navyvandal says:
    Mar 2, 2017 10:48 PM

    Belichick is looking to ring back Floyd on a cheap deal…..take Marshall, if anyone can turn his sorry attitude around, it’s Belichick. I say this as a diehard pats fan from Mass, living in Chicago where my wife is from. He was a locker room cancer everywhere he has been. Because those coaches lacked DISCIPLINE and respect
    ———————————————————
    Howzie, is that you? Nelly

  19. He is talented but is also a narcisist who loves to talk about himself and air the dirty laundry of his team so there is absolutely no chance he ends up in NE. Belichek is way too smart to do that. titans or vikings are my guesses.

  20. There is a Philly connection. I love how posters are calling him selfish ect. He donated close to a million dollars of HIS OWN money to mental health as well as raising more with his charity. Because he’s outspoken about his QB ( Cutler earned the ire). While he went above and beyond to support Fitz ( missed on that one). He’s very intelligent. Well spoken. Wants to win. I’d take 5 of him in Philly.

  21. Brabdon is an excellent player. I hate to see him the the Jet Jets and would to see him explore the Patriot way, but regardless. Respect. Do you, I appreciate your play on the field. Thank you.

  22. Patriots? BB will take a hard look at him (or a quick one). BB does not want a locker room distraction (see Jamie Collins) or any off the field issues (see Chandler Jones) so a Brandon Marshall signing will be carefully vetted.

  23. Does Marshall block?

    Can’t see Belichick letting a guy jetty to NY every week to go on TV and talk out of school.

    Brady abhors dropped passes.

  24. I’m sure his agent will be on the phone w/BB but it will not happen.

    Chad Ochocinco, Joey Galloway, Reggie Wayne sound familiar?

    You cannot teach and old receiver new tricks.

  25. Trade for Cooks – sign Marshall. Problem solved at WR next year for Eagles, Cooks-Marshall-Matthews top 3 is damn good. Major weakness to major strength.

  26. I love the Denver fans who are now crying for them to bring Cutler back…years after they crucified him as being the problem with their team! You just can’t make this stuff up.

  27. Robbie Anderson becomes fantasy stud for NYJ next year. Only human being who could catch anything.

  28. I’m sure his agent will be on the phone w/BB but it will not happen.

    Chad Ochocinco, Joey Galloway, Reggie Wayne sound familiar?

    You cannot teach and old receiver new tricks.

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    Randy Moss sound familiar? He doesn’t need to learn new tricks. He’s already good. And has been for a long time with crap QBs. They’d be dumb not to at least call his agent.

  29. Am I missing something? I know Marshall had a reputation before he went to Chicago, but has he done anything detrimental to a team since his earlier days? I’m not saying he hasn’t, but I just haven’t really heard anything negative about him in years. All that I’ve heard from him the past couple years has been support for whichever QB he was stuck with. Again, I may be missing something. I’m not from Chicago or New York.

  30. Go to Patriots, Brandon–I mean, you have never helped your team make playoffs, right? Your team has never been to playoffs, right? Therefore, if you go to Pats the Pats might not make playoffs, right? Now of course Brady can make any receiver great, even divas like you, right? And of course Brady won’t put up with your diva-ness…yep you just might grow up for a change if you go to Pats..but will you make playoffs if you do? Cameron Wake finally made playoffs in 2016 (but he is not diva)…who knows maybe you will to? (Not that you deserve it…)

  31. I thought Marshall going to the Pats was intriguing at 1rst. Still a great player. Can be an erratic person, but the Pats have had other bad actors and kept them under control for the short term. Dillon, Moss, Bennett, etc. He could be an upgrade over Amendola(cold, I know). But, I thought the post about McDaniel was a great point. Josh is probably standing on a table in Foxboro screaming,’NOOOOOO…’

  32. Judging by his numbers 2015 to 2016, he fell off the cliff last year.

    Some team that needs depth at WR will probably take him for the Vet minimum, beyond that he better start looking for a talking head position.

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