Brandon Marshall released, Dez Bryant next?

Brandon Marshall released, Dez Bryant next?

If Brandon Marshall was not released by the New York Giants on Thursday after he failed his physical, it sounds like the wide receiver was willing to return at a discounted rate. The team is expected to save $5.1 million in salary cap space.

The 34-year-old UCF product finished the 2017 season on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury in October that required surgery.

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23, signed a two-year, $12 million deal just days after he was released by the stadium mate New York Jets last offseason.

It's not as though the Giants are struggling at receiver following Marshall's departure.

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Marshall had reportedly agreed to take a pay cut in early March for the 2018 season, but was still eventually released. The six-time Pro Bowler had eight seasons of 1,000 yards or more in the last 10, including a 1,502-yard campaign in 2015 in which he led the league with 14 receiving touchdowns. It's worth noting that Marshall's next team will be the sixth team of his career, which began in 2006. Marshall appeared in just five games.

"I'm not just playing this game just to be a guy".

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"The Giants got a helluva defense", Bryant said. "So, these last few years have been tough-last year with the Jets, this year with the Giants-but I'm hopeful that the next couple years for me will be some awesome years and some of my best work".

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