Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 2 months ago

Marshall (toe) did not participate in team drills Thursday, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.

Marshall was removed from Wednesday's session with a sore toe, and it appears he's still bothered by the issue. However, the fact that he's present at Thursday's practice is an indication that the ailment isn't overly serious, so Marshall shouldn't be hampered by the time training camp rolls around.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 2 months ago

Marshall (ribs) was removed from Wednesday's practice due to a "sore toe," Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Marshall pulled up on a route during drills as a result of the ailment, which will likely hold him out of the last day of the Jets' mandatory minicamp Thursday. With more than a month and a half to prepare for training camp, though, he has plenty of time to achieve full health and run with the first-team offense right off the bat. Although he must gain a rapport with Geno Smith, he's only one year removed from back-to-back campaigns with at least 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns, making him an interesting fantasy piece opposite Eric Decker.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 2 months ago

Marshall's reworked deal with the Jets includes an additional $1.3 million in full guarantees, ESPN.com reports.

Marshall, who was slated to earn up to $7.7 million this coming season, is now in line line to receive a fully guaranteed base salary of $9 million for 2015. The 31-year-olds wideout, who was acquired from the Bears in March trade, is coming off a 2014 season in which he caught 61 passes for 721 yards and eight TDs for the Bears. With the Jets, Marshall is in line to start at wideout opposite Eric Decker, with Jeremy Kerley working in the slot and speedy rookie Devin Smith also in the mix as a potential deep threat for the team.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 5 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.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 5 months ago

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.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 5 months ago

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.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 8 months ago

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.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 8 months ago

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.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 8 months ago

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.

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 8 months ago

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.