Giants Release Receiver Brandon Marshall, Team Cites Failed Physical

Brandon Marshall in a jets uniform

NFL free agency news: Giants release WR Brandon Marshall

General manager Dave Gettleman said that the team will release Marshall on a "failed physical" designation.

It was a swift and unceremonious end to his tenure in NY, the 34-year-old expected to create a fearsome one-two punch with superstar Odell Beckham Jr.in the Giants passing game after signing a two-year, $11 million deal last summer.

Jordan Raanan of ESPN noted the release saves the Giants $5.2 million in cap space. He caught 18 passes for 154 yards with no touchdowns in five appearances.

Now, Marshall is entering free agency in mid-April, at the age of 34, and after consecutive lackluster seasons.

The former fourth-round pick out UCF holds the 16th most receptions (959), 23rd most receiving yards (12,215), and is tied with Reggie Wayne and Anquan Boldin for the 23rd most touchdowns receptions (82) in National Football League history.

Given his ongoing rehabilitation, it's not unlikely that Marshall could have trouble finding a team and decide to call it a career.

In December, Marshall said that before he retires, he wants to make his resume Hall of Fame worthy.

Last Friday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones released Bryant.

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

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