Giants' GM expresses interest in Dez Bryant after releasing Brandon Marshall

Dean Simpson
April 20, 2018

"We do our film work, and you never know". Marshall confirmed the move with an Instagram video.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced on Thursday afternoon that veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been released.

The 34-year-old has played for five teams during his 12-year National Football League career, amassing 959 receptions for 12,215 yards and 82 touchdowns during that span. It's worth noting that Marshall's next team will be the sixth team of his career, which began in 2006. Regardless, the team now has a hole at receiver, which nobody is primed to fill.

After signing a two-year, $12 million contract as a free agent a little more than a year ago, Marshall played in five games last season. Right now, there's no obvious star for Dak Prescott to throw to in 2018.

This could be just enough space to offer Bryant a respectable multi-year offer to join the mix to give them an even more formidable group of wide receivers Keep in mind, he stated that he would have been willing to take a pay cut had the Cowboys presented one to him rather than releasing him. Marshall might actually make some sense, though, considering the team pursued him just last offseason.

The Ravens have been the team with the most interest in Bryant thus far and are now the oddsmakers' favorites to land him.

That being said, both would be an improvement over a receiving corps that includes the drop-heavy (Michael Crabtree), the diminutive (John Brown), and the disappointing (Breshad Perriman). In other words, they're close - they just need another target for Cam Newton.

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