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Brandon Marshall, Giants agree to deal

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Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is done with the Jets, but he’ll reportedly still be playing his home games at MetLife Stadium.

According to multiple reports, Marshall has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to join the Giants as a free agent. Marshall was released by the Jets so he’s eligible to sign a deal ahead of the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Marshall’s arrival gives the Giants an enviable receiving corps for the 2017 season. He’ll give the team an upgrade over the departed Victor Cruz as an outside receiver opposite Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard adds another threat in the slot as the Giants try to get more productive on offense than they were while advancing to the postseason last year.

If they can repeat that playoff trip, it would mark the first time in his career that Marshall is on a team that plays beyond the final weekend of the regular season. If Marshall’s presence provides the desired boost to their offensive production, the Giants will likely have designs on more than just a cameo appearance in the playoffs this time around

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  1. Flash1287 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

    So two head case WR and an overrated interception machine at QB

  2. wademaxwell1990 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

    Wow! Finally a agreement somewhere! Marshall opposite of OBJ is going to be scary!

  3. seahawkz4life says: Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

    Nice, be a mentor for OBJ
    -A Seahawks fan

  4. seatownballers says: Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

    I’m taking Eli in fantasy next year

  5. artliedtocleveland says: Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

    That’s exactly what the Giants WR room needed… Another act for the circus

  6. minson15 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

    Why is Marshall able to sign with a team before anyone else is?

  7. unbiasednfltruth says: Mar 8, 2017 9:45 AM

    Not a fan of the giants but that’s a good signing and a good price.

  8. sportoficionado says: Mar 8, 2017 9:45 AM

    great now O’della has someone more established to take boat trips with..ha, i crack myself up–all kidding aside, this is a very desperate move because Marshall is certifiably crazy–getting my popcorn ready for this circus to commence.

  9. bassplucker says: Mar 8, 2017 9:45 AM

    Hah-hah him and OBJ together. Pity the coaching staff, they won’t have time to do anything else but babysit those two.

  10. jag1959 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:46 AM

    I was prepared to rip this 8 ways to Sunday, something along the lines of ‘great, bookend head cases’ but 2 years at $12M takes a lot of the sting out of it.

  11. nyneal says: Mar 8, 2017 9:46 AM

    Great move by the Giants. Now they’ll have two wing nuts who can go off at any time.

  12. topwonk says: Mar 8, 2017 9:46 AM

    Another argument for the rest of the NFL East to buttress their defensive backfields. Particularly the Eagles…

  13. deprado1 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:46 AM

    OK this could work out real well if the Giants can block for Manning. This creates a major match up problem for defenses with OBJ. Good signing here.

  14. razzlejag says: Mar 8, 2017 9:47 AM

    Good signing. Way to go Giants.

  15. kabasaman says: Mar 8, 2017 9:49 AM

    The question is?…. Where will he sign Next Year?

  16. gmen05 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:50 AM

    Good signing, but this still doesn’t address our OL. It should obviously help the team, but I hope Giants make some big changes to the OL now that we have a pretty good back in Perkins.

    Odell, Marshall, and Shepard at WR though? Nice!

  17. billswillnevermove says: Mar 8, 2017 9:50 AM

    That is a good signing for the Giants.

  18. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:51 AM

    This looks like a really, really good move to me.

  19. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 8, 2017 9:53 AM

    Thank goodness not my Patriots! 🙂

  20. exodus316 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:53 AM

    Marshall’s alleged desire to win a title was cast aside to remain in NYC and on Inside The NFL. Says a lot.

  21. bradygirl12 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:53 AM

    Nice…two WR’s with mental problems. That should give the Giants a boost.

  22. nyfootballgiants says: Mar 8, 2017 9:53 AM

    It will be a good signing if the Giants can get at least 1 new starting Offensive lineman (RT or RG).

    without that, Eli might not have time to throw to any of his WR’s……

  23. triptomlin says: Mar 8, 2017 9:53 AM

    Another diva WR on a team full of them. I think Marshall’s
    record will remain intact.

  24. redlikethepig says: Mar 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    I love how people are knocking this signing. What superb football acumen. Yeah, it’s so stupid to put Marshall across from Beckum with Shepherd in the slot. What a dumb move.

  25. key2heat says: Mar 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    Two head cases now.

  26. formerworldchamps says: Mar 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    Could be an explosion or an implosion!Time will tell!!

  27. edukator4 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    with that defense, an offensive line upgrade, as well as rb (upgrade which wont be too hard to replace jennings), and this team wins the NFC East

  28. riffrafflaff says: Mar 8, 2017 9:55 AM

    Eli has 2 head cases to deal with now.

  29. justintuckrule says: Mar 8, 2017 9:56 AM

    Hate on. We’ve been begging for a legit #2 for 4 years now and finally got him. You all are screwed now. Coming for #3 pats fans. Drink that in ya toolboxes.

  30. newjerseygiants says: Mar 8, 2017 9:56 AM

    YEAH BABY! Just what I wanted. Super Bowl here we go!

  31. sdelmonte says: Mar 8, 2017 9:56 AM

    A good third option.

    And the first major signing is the Giants? Weird!

  32. walker1191 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:56 AM

    I am very surprised by the positive comments above. I’d take my chances in the draft before I’d pay a 32 year old 6 million dollar butter fingered locker room disruption.

    I’ll be very surprised if he lasts the duration of this deal with the Giants.

  33. niners816 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:57 AM

    Stay off the boat.

  34. jonwill57 says: Mar 8, 2017 9:58 AM

    Marshall is no longer the head case people purport him to be. He received professional help and now communicates his feelings quite well. People make it seem as if he has frequent temper-tandrums.

  35. questionableopinion says: Mar 8, 2017 9:59 AM

    Be interesting to see if they bring in a RB as well.

  36. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says: Mar 8, 2017 9:59 AM

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.

  37. wizwix says: Mar 8, 2017 9:59 AM

    Lot of mouths to feed. Maybe that’s a good problem. Depends on the character of the WRs. So…

  38. JackedUpSports says: Mar 8, 2017 9:59 AM

    This looks good on paper, but that doesn’t mean his hands will magically improve. Enjoy the dropsies, NYG

    -Jets fan

  39. unbreakable02215 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:00 AM

    This guy doesn’t care about winning. It’s all about staying in New York so he be on TV.

  40. cosmicredneck81 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:01 AM

    As a cowboy fan I admit this is a good signing by the giants bad for us as it looks like two of our top 3 corners r probably gone this year

  41. mindelm42 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:02 AM

    Big target for Eli along with the speedy OBJ and Sterling. Now they need an OT to keep him upright so he can pass to these guys! Good move and speaking of moves, he doesn’t have to! Same stadium!

  42. mrkbuilders says: Mar 8, 2017 10:02 AM

    I’ll wish him well because I get he will be a fixture in New York on game day shows for years to come. Choosing the Giants makes perfect sense to finish his career. If he truly wanted to get a ring….you’re not going to do it with the G-men. Personally, I’d have gone with the Steelers, Ravens or Patriots. The Tuesday commute would have been longer to get to NFL Network studios but at least you have a shot at a ring.

  43. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 8, 2017 10:03 AM

    Even OBJ sez what a headcase!

  44. TheDPR says: Mar 8, 2017 10:04 AM

    They didn’t break the bank and Marshall’s a legit WR. I don’t see a problem with the signing. Unless they solidify that OL, though, it won’t matter. They need to protect Manning and get back a running game.

  45. beachsidejames says: Mar 8, 2017 10:04 AM

    Gives Marshall a chance to resurrect his career and stay in N.Y Good fit.

  46. wny49er says: Mar 8, 2017 10:05 AM

    Hat’s off to the Giants, great sign!

  47. unclebluck says: Mar 8, 2017 10:10 AM

    Hey Doug Whaley!!!!! Pay attention!!

    A Bills Fan.

  48. officialgame says: Mar 8, 2017 10:10 AM

    Gumby now has to wild and crazy guys to throw to. Let the circus begin.

  49. jag1959 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:11 AM

    minson15 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM
    Why is Marshall able to sign with a team before anyone else is?
    ____________________

    Try reading the article. 3rd damn sentence:
    “Marshall was released by the Jets so he’s eligible to sign a deal ahead of the start of the new league year…”

    smh

  50. purplepride11 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:13 AM

    Wanted the Vikings to look at him. Maybe they will get Alshon.

  51. tcostant says: Mar 8, 2017 10:14 AM

    Love this!

  52. mcjon22 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:15 AM

    Between Marshall and back OBJ, Eli is going to need Prozac

  53. richiethegreek says: Mar 8, 2017 10:15 AM

    How much did people think he was going to get? He’s 32 and his production fell off a cliff last year.

  54. thefatlazygamer says: Mar 8, 2017 10:16 AM

    Wanted to stay close to NYC for his TV show, so signing with another New York team isn’t much of a surprise. Maybe this helps gets OBJ under control. If not, they probably move on from him in 2 years.

  55. streetyson says: Mar 8, 2017 10:18 AM

    After a great 2015 (1502yds, ranked 6th), his stats nose-dived last year (788yds, ranked 52nd) with a marked increase in drops. $12M for 2yrs is too much for a mid-low ranking WR on the decline with locker-room baggage. This guy is not part of the solution to get Eli a 3rd ring before retirement.

  56. 81TinaKane says: Mar 8, 2017 10:18 AM

    -ZERO-
    The amount of dollars TT will spend on free agency this year.
    -Zero-

  57. ibillwt says: Mar 8, 2017 10:21 AM

    The Greatest Coach once said “it’s not about collecting talent, it’s about building a team”.

    Two children for wide outs with weak leadership and erratic performance at QB could be a problem.

  58. QB Film Room says: Mar 8, 2017 10:24 AM

    I cant wait to see how he treats Eli.

  59. navyvandal says: Mar 8, 2017 10:25 AM

    better get some therapy sessions and a psychologist on the payroll. This season could be a DOOZY for them.

  60. footballmaven says: Mar 8, 2017 10:28 AM

    Okay, so now the Giants have a decent recving corps (and actually WR has never been a problem with them).. so when is ‘future hall of famer’ Eli gonna step up and finally act like one? Pls stop with the ‘oh he needs a better O-line’ stuff… that is BS, this guy is treated with kid gloves, it’s time to put the heat on Eli and get him to start producing.. the last couple years he’s stunk up the joint

  61. purpleguy says: Mar 8, 2017 10:30 AM

    They’re going to have quite a bit of $ tied up in their WRs. And it remains encouraging to see that certain Packer fans remain obsessed with my Vikings — glad my team gives you something to do every day.

  62. thejesusofcool says: Mar 8, 2017 10:31 AM

    Still can’t believe Eli has two Rings.

  63. Quavo says: Mar 8, 2017 10:33 AM

    Another star for Eli to overthrow!

  64. gmen05 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:33 AM

    ibillwt says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:21 AM

    The Greatest Coach once said “it’s not about collecting talent, it’s about building a team”.

    Two children for wide outs with weak leadership and erratic performance at QB could be a problem.

    ———

    Sort of like they did with Chandler Jones and Aaron Hernandez?

  65. gmen05 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:36 AM

    footballmaven says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:28 AM

    Okay, so now the Giants have a decent recving corps (and actually WR has never been a problem with them).. so when is ‘future hall of famer’ Eli gonna step up and finally act like one? Pls stop with the ‘oh he needs a better O-line’ stuff… that is BS, this guy is treated with kid gloves, it’s time to put the heat on Eli and get him to start producing.. the last couple years he’s stunk up the joint
    ————-
    Last two years? Actually, two years ago, Eli had one of the best seasons of his career, and the season before that (first season with MacAdoo as OC), he played very well too. So yes, the issue is primarily related to their atrocious OL and last-ranked run game. Clean those two up, give Eli some time and he will do well.

  66. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 8, 2017 10:40 AM

    now they need a real coach.

    mcdoo will never take them anywhere, he has proven he takes the path of least resistance when it comes to coaching.

  67. factschecker says: Mar 8, 2017 10:41 AM

    Marshall and Jeffery fail
    Marshall and Decker fail
    Marshall and Beckham…..but it’ll work this time.

    I feel bad for Eli. He’ll be pulled in every direction except forward.

  68. campcouch says: Mar 8, 2017 10:52 AM

    Pretty sure any receiver would “drop off” if they had the Jets QB rotation. Funny things like statistics improve when you have the same quarterback and starting receivers for a season. But hey, let’s dismiss those pesky three starting passers and a missing bookend oh and toss in the ignorant mental case jokes to boot.

  69. tylawspick6 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:57 AM

    odell and he will be fighting over dropped balls
    and the camera time

    guaranteed disaster in the works

  70. jsrdc says: Mar 8, 2017 11:00 AM

    Good move by the Giants. Or is it? Time will tell.

  71. jmuller516 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:04 AM

    There isnt a bad word that can be said about this signing.. 2 years at a very good price (6 million).

    He gives ELI the big target he needs in the redzone, hes a solid route runner.

    Giants have a very good receiving corp now

    Sign Anthony Fasano to be the Blocking TE

    Upgrade tackle and 1 guard position in the draft and this team will be a tough out

  72. ikeclanton says: Mar 8, 2017 11:06 AM

    justintuckrule says:
    Mar 8, 2017 9:56 AM
    Hate on. We’ve been begging for a legit #2 for 4 years now and finally got him. You all are screwed now. Coming for #3 pats fans. Drink that in ya toolboxes.

    ••••••••••••••

    If you believe that the addition of Marshall is all that was needed for this currently constituted Giants team to become a legitimate Super Bowl contender, then I can’t help you.

  73. jmuller516 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:07 AM

    Marshall and Jeffery fail
    Marshall and Decker fail
    Marshall and Beckham…..but it’ll work this time.

    I feel bad for Eli. He’ll be pulled in every direction except forward.
    ________________________________________

    How did Marshall & Decker fail?

    Jets had their best offensive season in history in 2015

  74. jmuller516 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:09 AM

    streetyson says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:18 AM
    After a great 2015 (1502yds, ranked 6th), his stats nose-dived last year (788yds, ranked 52nd) with a marked increase in drops. $12M for 2yrs is too much for a mid-low ranking WR on the decline with locker-room baggage. This guy is not part of the solution to get Eli a 3rd ring before retirement.
    _____________________________________

    What receivers stats wouldnt drop with Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Ryan fitzpatrick throwing to him?

  75. yourunclerico says: Mar 8, 2017 11:13 AM

    I will give the giants credit where credit is due.
    they have given sheli a good level of wr her entire career – which has kept her from having the most int’s every year of her career. nothing like some miracle catches from a really really bad qb to bail you out, eh sheli?

  76. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 8, 2017 11:13 AM

    The good news is Marshall knows south Florida quite well and can plan the next Giants Miami getaway day before a big game!

  77. thejesusofcool says: Mar 8, 2017 11:15 AM

    I thought BM would go to tv where he could crash and and burn like Tiki.

  78. maestro1899 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:16 AM

    It’s funny how little respect the majority of posters have for BMarsh as a player and a person, yet every current and former players seem to really like him and respect him.

    I know a lot of people here think he’s a “headcase”. I think it takes a lot of courage to publicly admit that you have a mental disease and that you have sought treatment. I don’t know why so many people seem to dislike BMarsh personally, outside of things that happened 10 years ago.

    Good luck to BMarsh.

  79. mikea311 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:22 AM

    lots of hate in the comments. i say these people are scared. Get the Giants a good LT and this team makes the Superbowl.

    that defense is sick and now the offense only needs to be good, but it will be better than good.

  80. jmuller516 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:28 AM

    thejesusofcool says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:15 AM
    I thought BM would go to tv where he could crash and and burn like Tiki.
    _______________________________________

    Tiki Barbers estimated net worth is 14 million..

    You consider that crash & burn?

  81. jmuller516 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:29 AM

    yourunclerico says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:13 AM
    I will give the giants credit where credit is due.
    they have given sheli a good level of wr her entire career – which has kept her from having the most int’s every year of her career. nothing like some miracle catches from a really really bad qb to bail you out, eh sheli?

    _______________________________________

    Yet NONE of those receivers have never done a thing for any other team..

  82. tylawspick6 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:29 AM

    Sort of like they did with Chandler Jones and Aaron Hernandez?

    Actually, yes.

    NE just won 2 SBs in the last 3 years, 1 with Chandler Jones, and they used Jones to steal draft picks from Arizona (2nd and what turned into a 4th rder as a trade back for Thuney and Mitchell), while saving $15 millioin in 2017.

    Try to keep up.

    BB plays chess, everyone else plays checkers on the short bus, including Jerry Reese.

    Reese should have been fired years ago.

  83. jags2daship says: Mar 8, 2017 11:42 AM

    How many weeks until these WR diva babies start fighting with each other?

  84. RE LEE says: Mar 8, 2017 11:45 AM

    Another weapon for Eli. He is as spoiled as Peyton was.

  85. charger383 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:48 AM

    bring back the arrest meeter

  86. jmuller516 says: Mar 8, 2017 12:07 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:29 AM
    Sort of like they did with Chandler Jones and Aaron Hernandez?

    Actually, yes.

    NE just won 2 SBs in the last 3 years, 1 with Chandler Jones, and they used Jones to steal draft picks from Arizona (2nd and what turned into a 4th rder as a trade back for Thuney and Mitchell), while saving $15 millioin in 2017.

    Try to keep up.

    BB plays chess, everyone else plays checkers on the short bus, including Jerry Reese.

    Reese should have been fired years ago.
    ______________________________________

    How many 2x winning Superbowl GM”s get fired?

    He would have another job in minutes.

    Especially with his most recent drafts..

    He had a 3 year period 11-13 when his drafts didnt pan out, other wise he has been a very solid GM.

  87. tommyribs says: Mar 8, 2017 12:13 PM

    Ugh, I guess we aren’t really interested in Russel Okung..

    This signing makes no sense.

    We need an Offensive Lineman first and Foremost, specifically Okung, not a WR. We are fine at WR.

  88. zeke2517 says: Mar 8, 2017 12:15 PM

    “Why is Marshall able to sign with a team before anyone else is?”

    You know, after the headline there’s a whole lot of information to be found in those smaller letters. Maybe you should read them.

  89. Patskrieg says: Mar 8, 2017 12:16 PM

    Sooo the guy who spoke out about the league’s coverup of domestic violence signs with a team that did literally exactly that?

  90. tqaztec says: Mar 8, 2017 12:17 PM

    Well the Giants just signed a team killer. Never been to the playoffs.

  91. magikskillz says: Mar 8, 2017 12:17 PM

    Because the Jets released Marshall, they do not get a compensatory draft pick, correct?

  92. Youknowimright says: Mar 8, 2017 12:22 PM

    I like the move. An aging receiver for an aging QB. what can go wrong.

  93. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 8, 2017 12:32 PM

    The diva OBJ does not like this at all.. Sources say he’s pouting…

  94. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 8, 2017 12:35 PM

    redlikethepig says:
    Mar 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    I love how people are knocking this signing. What superb football acumen. Yeah, it’s so stupid to put Marshall across from Beckum with Shepherd in the slot. What a dumb move.
    —————————-
    You are so right, I mean there’s no way this won’t work…

  95. diehardfootballfan says: Mar 8, 2017 12:40 PM

    And the Giants just jinxed themselves by signing Brandon (no playoff games) Marshall.

  96. superpatriotsfan says: Mar 8, 2017 12:53 PM

    Oh look Patriots fans are knocking the signing. Once Brady and his under the table money is gone, Patriots are gonna be wanting to pay more for good players. Only so long you can cheat and get away with it

  97. therealtrenches says: Mar 8, 2017 1:02 PM

    You know it’ll be all sunshine and rainbows between Brandon and Odell in TC. And it will continue that way if they come out of the gate fast.

    But eventually, they’ll both want a divorce.

  98. vonkaiser2001 says: Mar 8, 2017 1:16 PM

    Did he ever pay up on that losing bet to Antonio Brown? Dude still owes AB a Porsche.

  99. rexgrossmanisgoat says: Mar 8, 2017 1:21 PM

    Skins’ fan here. As much as I dislike the Giants, this is a solid move. You can critique the two before being divas–but both want to win real bad.

    If Marshall just wanted touches, he could’ve easily gone to a place like San Fran or Tennessee where he’d get the ball. But, at 32 he wants a chip and won’t be the same Brandon Marshall when he was 22.

    ODB will get his–as he always does and rightfully so. Even with an INT machine at QB–I think it’s hard to fail when you have these two guys catching the ball for you

  100. goldtooth80 says: Mar 8, 2017 1:30 PM

    Great Signing. For many reasons. You cannot expect all the receivers to be healthy throughout the season. And the giants depth at receiver is promising but unproven.

    Giants simply need to sign a couple of olineman, Draft another running back and a Tight end and they will be a fierce team to compete against. Also, I believe the Giants will sign JPP long term opening up cap space for more spending!

  101. huggybear2014 says: Mar 8, 2017 1:50 PM

    NYC can keep the nut job.

    He is great getting numbers. But when you need him the most, he will drop the damn ball. Or be on the sidelines blaming someone for his drop.

  102. kevpft says: Mar 8, 2017 1:54 PM

    Giants now seem to be the Steelers of the NFC. Dangerous, hard for opposing teams to manage, inconsistent, with weaknesses they try to stay one step ahead of.

    Personally, I think this is a great move for the Giants, even though I’m not thrilled about it as a Cowboys fan. Going to be a tough division again next season (assuming Washington doesn’t screw things up with Cousins).

  103. The Dangerous Kitchen says: Mar 8, 2017 3:07 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Mar 8, 2017 12:53 PM
    Oh look Patriots fans are knocking the signing. Once Brady and his under the table money is gone, Patriots are gonna be wanting to pay more for good players. Only so long you can cheat and get away with it

    —————–

    Lighten up Francis. Its the off season. Every team is good even yours. Save your excuses for the fall.

  104. theprofootballranker says: Mar 9, 2017 8:31 AM

    Best case situation: The 2015 Brandon Marshall returns and the Giants passing game is a force to be reckon with. Odell Beckham and Marshall mesh well together. The Giants advance to the playoffs past the divisional round.

    Worst case situation: The 2016 Brandon Marshall strikes back and creates more headlines then highlight tapes. Odell Beckham and Marshall don’t mesh and “give me the ball” attitude leads the Giants and Eli to regress.

  105. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Mar 9, 2017 9:51 AM

    Say what you want, but at 2 years, $12 mi? This is a steal….

  106. egomaniac247 says: Mar 9, 2017 11:34 AM

    “before I’d pay a 32 year old 6 million dollar butter fingered locker room disruption”

    Butter fingers? He’s a headcase but he’s a friggin possession monster. Dude is a PPR fantasy stud.

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