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Brandon Marshall joins free agency, new home for Hall of Famers


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New York Jets announce they will release Brandon Marshall.

Jets are not wasting anytime cutting players on their roster. Throughout the week the team cut ties with the team’s longtime center Nick Mangold and future Hall of Famer Darrelle Revis. In a week where the Minnesota Vikings announced they’d send their all-time leading rusher Adrian Peterson to free agency for the first time, Marshall isn’t alone.

Marshall spent two years with the Jets: including a single season record setting year upon arrival. In 2015, he broke the team record for single season receiving yards, a record that stood since 1967, and tied the single season touchdown reception record. After the announcement of his release from the Jets, Marshall took time to thank many people during his two year stay in New York on Instagram.

I want to thank Mr. Woody Johnson, Todd Bowles, Mike Maccagnan and Brian Heimerdinger for bringing me in and embracing me. They are all truly incredible people. My teammates, such a great group of guys whom I will miss like #Crazy 💚 And to all the great people that make it easy for us players to do what we do best. Clay Thank You. Jackie Thank You. Montelle Thank You. Szott Thank You. Jarred, Eric, Bruce, Nick, Meghan, Jesse Thank You. Andrew, Vito, Jim, Gus Thank You. John, Dave, Ezron, Greg, thank you. D you know you can cook…. Thank You. Justus, Aaron, George, Kevan thanks MeatHeads 🏋🏿‍♀️. Juan and Reynaldo I've never seen a facility so clean… Thank You. The New York media — Manish, Kimberly, Rich, Brian, and so many more on the Beat — they weren't nearly as scary as everyone told me they would be. I think you guys are people after all 😂. I actually cherished the media– so much so that I have even become a part of it. I want to especially thank the incredibly loyal Jets fans, who were always there for us with their never-ending support. I'm sorry……I'm sorry we couldn't bring you a championship, but I wish you and my former organization the very best in your pursuit for one in the future. I'm looking forward to finding a great organization where I can contribute and bring home a championship. I know I have a lot left to give, and @michi_marshall and I will truly miss the Jets, but we are excited for what lies ahead. #MindOverMatter

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“They are truly incredible people” Marshall posted about the team’s staff. “My teammates such a great group of guys whom I miss like #Crazy.”

After thanking the sensational New York media in his post he revealed there’s only one regret he has about his two-year stint with the Jets.

“I want to especially thank the incredible loyal Jets fans, who were always there for us with their never-ending support. I’m sorry…I’m sorry we couldn’t bring you a championship,” Marshall posted. “I wish you and my former organization the very best in your pursuit for one in the future.”

The Jets may have done the 32-year-old a favor. The 11-year veteran wide receiver has yet to make the postseason in his career. With the Jets entering rebuild mode Marshall has an opportunity to test free agency and possibly sign with a squad competing for a championship.

“I’m looking forward to finding a great organization where I can contribute and bring home a championship. I know I have a lot left to give, and [my wife Michi] and I will truly miss the Jets, but we are excited for what lies ahead. #MindOverMatter,” Marshall posted.

By Gino Terrell

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