Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 2 months ago

Marshall's trade to the Jets was confirmed on Tuesday.

Per the report, the Bears will receive a fifth-round draft pick from Jets in exchange for Marshall and a seventh-round draft choice. The limited return that the Bears will realize with the trade would appear to confirm the notion that the team views the wideout's departure as an addition-by-subtraction type of scenario, but from the Jets perspective, the 30-year-old Marshall -- who caught 100 passes as recently as 2013 -- gives his new team a major boost in the pass-catching department. With Percy Harvin having been released by the Jets, Marshall and Eric Decker now head the team's receiving corps heading into the 2015 season.

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The Bears agreed to trade Marshall (ribs) to the Jets on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

A physical is still needed to complete the trade, and while Marshall finished last season on injured reserve due to a collapsed lung and broken ribs, it probably won't be much of an issue. Soon to be 31 years old, the 6-4 wideout joins a roster that already includes Eric Decker and Percy Harvin, though the latter may not be long for the team. While it's fair to wonder about competition for targets, the far bigger issue is the Jets' lack of a proven quarterback. For all his struggles, Jay Cutler has always been able to help his receivers to strong numbers, and he was known to be one of Marshall's closest friends. This seems like a negative for Marshall's fantasy prospects, but the Jets may address their quarterback situation this offseason. Back in Chicago, there should be even more targets to go around for the already-busy trio of Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. Of course, the Bears may be in the process of moving on from Cutler, and Friday's trade of his good friend seemingly points in that direction.

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The Bears are reportedly considering trading Marshall (ribs), the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The notion that the team appears prepared to move on from Marshall, who signed an extension with the Bears last May, is echoed by NFL.com, though it's unclear if the team would be of a mind to release the wideout if a trade doesn't happen. Marshall is coming off an injury-marred 2014 season, in which he recorded 61 catches for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games, with the report suggesting that the team's possible inclination to part ways with the wideout is motivated more by team chemistry considerations than finances.

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Marshall, who sustained a collapsed lung and fractured ribs this past Thursday against the Cowboys, has been placed on IR by the Bears, ESPN.com reports.

In a corresponding move, the Bears promoted fellow wideout Josh Bellamy from their practice squad. With Marshall out for the season, ESPN.com suggests that Marquess Wilson will likely start in his place opposite Alshon Jeffery, with Josh Morgan on track to handle the team's slot duties.

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Marshall will miss the rest of the season due to broken ribs and a collapsed lung, NFL.com reports.

The broken ribs made Marshall doubtful for the rest of the year, and the collapsed lung settles the matter entirely. Marshall had a disappointing season, mostly due to injury, finishing with just 721 yards and eight touchdowns on 61 catches. Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Marquess Wilson.

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Marshall may be out for the rest of the season after suffering what the Bears believe could be several fractured ribs, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. The wide receiver's spleen is also being examined.

Marshall was taken from the stadium in an ambulance and remained at the hospital Friday to have his internal organs examined. The results of those tests are not yet available, but Rapoport's source believes the injuries could be season-ending. This would obviously be a disappointing end to a frustrating season for Marshall, and fantasy owners will likely have to turn elsewhere for the rest of the fantasy playoffs.

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Marshall left Solider Field in an ambulance after suffering a rib injury during Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Marshall looked conscious and alert in the back of the ambulance, but he may need to be checked for internal injuries, after taking a hard shot to the ribs during the second quarter of Thursday's game. Marshall finished the contest with three receptions for 61 yards, and his absence will leave Marquess Wilson and Josh Morgan to handle expanded roles.

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Marshall left Thursday's game against the Cowboys in the second quarter with a rib injury, and he is questionable to return to the contest, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Marshall got off to a fast start, catching three balls for 61 yards by the six-minute mark of the second quarter. The third of those receptions converted a 4th-and-7, but Marshall took a hard shot to the torso on the play. He was down on the field for a couple of minutes, and then hobbled off to the locker room. If Marshall is unable to return, Marquess Wilson and Josh Morgan will likely take on expanded roles in the offense, with Wilson the best bet to get snaps in two-wide formations.

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Marshall (ankle) made six catches among 11 targets on his way to 42 yards in Thursday's loss at Detroit.

Marshall's YPC has decreased in four consecutive games, from 14.0 in Week 10 to 7.0 on Thursday. Week 10 doubles as the game in which he injured his ankle, and while his production didn't fall off in the first two contests -- 15 combined receptions for 202 yards and three touchdowns -- Marshall managed just nine catches for 72 yards without passing the goal line over the past two tilts. No matter, the veteran wideout has displayed an ability to bounce back, which he'll attempt to accomplish next Thursday against a Cowboys defense that had yielded 13.0 YPC and seven touchdowns to wide receivers entering Week 13.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 5 months ago

Marshall (ankle) is listed as active Thursday at Detroit, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.

As expected, Marshall is available against a Lions pass defense that has allowed 10.6 YPC but three touchdown receptions to wide receivers over the last three contests.