Brandon Marshall WR CHI 7 Days

Marshall nabbed four passes for 37 yards in Friday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Playing only half the game, Marshall had a rather productive night, nearly adding a touchdown reception to his ledger. Marshall appeared to reel in a score at the goal line on the first-team offense's final drive, but a pass interference call wiped out the receiver's touchdown.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 16 Days

Marshall caught one pass for four yards and a touchdown on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Marshall dropped an easy reception on the first drive, but then redeemed himself in the second quarter with a four-yard snag in the back of the end zone. As was the case throughout last season, all of Chicago's key pieces were active in Thursday's game. Each of Jay Cutler's nine pass attempts went to either Marshall (three targets), Alshon Jeffery (two), Matt Forte (three) or Martellus Bennett (one).

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 3 Months

Brandon Marshall's new four-year contract with the Bears has a max value of $40 million with $22.3 million guaranteed.

The guarantees come via Marshall's $7.5 million signing bonus and first two base salaries (2014: $7.3 million, 2015: $7.5 million). It's worth noting Marshall's guaranteed money runs out just in time for high-ceiling third receiver prospect Marquess Wilson's contract year (2016), at which point Marshall will be 32 1/2 years old and Wilson will be 23. There's still plenty of reason to stay optimistic on Wilson, but Marshall is locked in as a Bear for 2014 and 2015.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 3 Months

Bears signed Brandon Marshall to a three-year, $40 million contract extension.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 5 Months

The Chicago Tribune doesn't expect the Bears to sign Brandon Marshall to a contract extension prior to the start of the season.

Marshall, 30, is entering his walk year and is set to earn $9.1 million. He's expressed zero concern over his contract situation and has previously said his play will "force them to sign me" after the season. Coming off a year that saw him catch 100 balls for 1,295 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns, Marshall is expecting improvement. He remains locked in as an elite WR1.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 5 Months

Walk-year WR Brandon Marshall says he isn't worried about his contract situation.

"If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, I'm glad to be a Bear for another year and I'm going to force them to sign me after next year," Marshall said. "But if it comes down to next year, I'll be picketing outside of Halas Hall for a new deal, a new contract, because I'm not going anyplace." A twice-traded player now on the wrong side of 30, Marshall understands the realities of the business. He'll make $9.1 million in 2014.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 7 Months

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs hints that Brandon Marshall's contract situation is not a "pressing issue" for the Bears.

Marshall, 30, is owed $9.3 million in salary and bonuses entering the final year of his contract. Biggs implies that he expects the Bears to let Marshall play out the deal and perhaps consider signing him to an extension before 2015 free agency. It'd be a risky maneuver by GM Phil Emery, but Chicago is positioned well for it with Alshon Jeffery emerging as a potential future "No. 1."

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 8 Months

Brandon Marshall says he feels like he had a "down year" in 2013.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 8 Months

Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 17 loss to the Packers.

Marshall's score was a diving, five-yard grab at the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter, but he also committed a drop on Chicago's futile final drive. Managing to co-exist with co-No. 1 receiver Alshon Jeffery, Marshall finishes his second year in Chicago with 100 catches for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns. The grabs and yards are both down on his 2012 numbers, but Marshall is clearly still in his prime. Going on 30, Marshall has caught 100 passes in five of his eight NFL seasons. He'll remain a WR1 for 2014.

Brandon Marshall WR CHI 8 Months

Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to the Eagles.