Brandon Marshall Gets His Wish, Is Released By Jets

The six-time Pro Bowl receiver is reportedly going to be cut by the Jets, according to Newsday's Kimberley A. Martin and National Football League insider Adam Schefter. That would be Brandon Marshall.

The New York Jets have released a few veteran players this offseason, and star wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the latest one Thursday night. Martin reported Marshall asked for his release to find a "better fit". The 32-year-old is coming off one of the worst seasons in his career, as he had 59 catches, 788 yards and three touchdowns. He spent the last two seasons with the Jets and had 1,502 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015.

It seems as if the Jets have begun the process of starting a full rebuild, as in the past week, they have cut franchise cornerstones Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold as well.

Time will tell whether Marshall continues his career with a contender or goes into the media.

The Jets saved $7.5 million by parting ways with Marshall, who was due to earn $7.5 million in the final year of his contract. He underwent hip and rotator-cuff shoulder last season, and it's unclear when he will return.

The Jets acquired Marshall in 2015 from the Chicago Bears, costing them only a fifth-round pick.

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