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Jets rework WR Marshall’s contract

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The New York Jets have reworked the contract of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was acquired in a trade this offseason.

According to ESPN.com, the maximum value of Marshall’s amended contract is $26 million over the next three seasons, up from $24.3 million, including an additional $1.3 million in guarantees. Marshall’s new deal gives him the chance to earn $2.7 million more during the next two years, but he would earn $1 million less in 2017 than previously scheduled.

When New York acquired Marshall from the Chicago Bears in March, the Jets said they would rework his contract, a league source told ESPN. The Jets had to wait until at least May 22 to satisfy a league rule that prohibits re-working a player’s contract twice in a 12-month span. Marshall finalized an extension with the Bears on May 22, 2014.

Marshall, 31, caught 61 passes for 721 yards in 13 games last season, marking his lowest production since his rookie season in 2006. He caught eight touchdowns and his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame will be a welcome addition to the Jets’ receiving corps.

The Bears acquired Marshall from the Miami Dolphins for two third-round draft picks in 2012. Reunited with Jay Cutler, who had been his quarterback in Denver as well, Marshall caught 218 passes for 2,803 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first two seasons in Chicago.


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