Brandon Marshall Released By Giants. Does That Make Dez Bryant an Option and Where Does Marshall Go From Here?Read Now
Giants GM Dave Gettleman announced today that the Giants were releasing Brandon Marshall. Marshall played one year for the Giants, realistically four games. He accomplished absolutely nothing, his main goal when he came here was to make the playoffs, clearly that didn’t happen. The Brandon Marshall experiment was a complete failure, mostly due to injury. Who knows what it would’ve been like, but it certainly wasn’t off to a great start. Now, the Giants are officially moving on from that experiment as they might be starting a new one.
This coincides with Dez Bryant being released by the Cowboys last week. Dez said he wants to play in the NFC east, yet Philly and Washington have shown no interest, so that leaves the Giants as the only one’s with the possibility of making the move happen. After the release of Brandon Marshall all the speculation is going to be about how the Giants released Marshall to sign Dez. Honestly, I’ll be shocked if the Giants sign Dez. They only freed up $3million in cap space by releasing Marshall and they’re going to have to pay Odell sooner or later, so why bring in another high profile wide receiver. Don’t see it all, Giants made this move to free up some cap space to sign their draft picks. That’s the most reasonable explanation I can come up with.
As for Brandon Marshall, who really knows what he’ll end up doing. His value is going to be very low on the market, he’s old, he’s coming off injury, and he doesn’t have the best track record with fitting into the lockerroom. This might be the end for Marshall, I know he’s fantastic on TV, so he’ll probably just transition to that. Maybe the Bears will bring him in since they have needs at WR, but then again probably not. The Patriots are always a dark horse to sign a veteran that’s trying to turn back the clock. If he wants to make the playoffs that’s a gurantee in New England. I’m sure the situation will unfold over the next week and we’ll have answers to all our questions.