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Brandon Marshall

Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
230 lbs
Age:
31
Born:
Mar 23, 1984
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh,
Experience:
10 years
College:
UCF
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 Regular Season
61 721 11.8 47 8

Marshall has passed his physical and his trade to the New York Jets from the Chicago Bears is official. The teams agreed on the deal last Friday, but it became official at the start of the unrestricted free agency signing period Tuesday.

The Jets sent a fifth-round draft pick to the Bears for Marshall and a seventh-rounder. Marshall, who turns 31 on March 23, has played the last three seasons with the Bears. He dealt with injuries and had 61 catches last season, his lowest total since his rookie year with Denver in 2006, for 721 yards and eight touchdowns.

A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets have agreed to acquire star wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears, pending a physical exam. The trade Friday, the first by new Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan, is for an unspecified draft pick, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team had announced the deal.

Marshall, who turns 31 on March 23, has played the last three seasons with the Bears. He had 61 catches last season, his lowest total since his rookie year with Denver in 2006 while dealing with injuries.

Marshall was placed on injured reserve Monday because of rib and lung injuries and will miss the rest of the season. Marshall broke two ribs and hurt his lung in the second quarter of Thursday's 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The five-time Pro Bowl receiver was hit in the right side by the knee of Dallas defensive back Barry Church after making a catch and was taken from the stadium in an ambulance.

He was limited by ankle injuries early in the year and finished with 61 catches for 721 yards, ending a string a seven straight 1,000-yard seasons.

Marshall is out of the hospital after suffering two broken ribs and a lung injury last week.

Marshall was hurt in the second quarter of Thursday's 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He was hit in the right side by the knee of Dallas defensive back Barry Church after making a catch. Coach Marc Trestman acknowledged Monday that Marshall will likely miss the remainder of the season, ending a string of seven straight 1,000-yard seasons. He has 61 catches for 721 yards.

Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday.

Both sat out Wednesday, so this is a step in the right direction.

Marshall caught seven passes for 90 yards and two TDs in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Marshall has three TDs in two games.

Marshall injured an ankle early in the fourth quarter Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.

Marshall was ruled out for the rest of the game with the Bears trailing 55-7. He had eight catches for 112 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown catch from Jay Cutler in the third quarter.

Marshall called out himself and his teammates, especially quarterback and friend Jay Cutler, after Sunday's lackluster effort against Miami.

Marshall is frustrated, and when that's the case he has no problem lashing out on others no matter how mellow he says he's become. This is obviously not a good situation for the Bears.

Marshall turned in an electrifying performance Sunday.

Marshall came up with six receptions for 113 yards, as he topped the century mark for the first time. Look for the emotional Marshall to be fired up next weekend as he faces his previous team, the Dolphins, in an interconference matchup at Soldier Field.

Marshall had three receptions for 44 yards against the Panthers on Sunday.

Not completely healthy, Marshall has just six catches for 69 yards and a TD in the last three games.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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