Brandon Marshall | WR | Chicago Bears
Posted: 12/10/2013 12:48am et
Chicago Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall became the first set of receivers to gain 1,000 yards apiece in a season for the team since 1995 when WRs Curtis Conway and Jeff Graham accomplished the feat.
Huddle Up: Marshall and Jeffery were at it again Monday night, combining for 11 catches, 184 yards, a TD and a 2-point conversion, and they make whoever is starting at QB in the Windy City a strong fantasy starting option.
Posted: 10/21/2013 4:47pm et
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the wrist injury WR Brandon Marshall (wrist) suffered Week 7 is not considered serious.
Huddle Up: Great news for Marshall owners. Hopefully this means he doesn't miss any time.
Posted: 10/21/2013 1:44pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (wrist) injured his wrist in Week 7 during a helmet-to-helmet collision with Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on his wrist this week. At this point we don't know if he will miss any time, but this could mean an absence in the coming weeks.
Posted: 10/21/2013 12:37am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (undisclosed) was having X-rays taken after the Week 7 game for an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this is nothing, but the last time a receiver went in for a mysterious x-ray after the game, Julio Jones was ruled out for the season the next day.
Posted: 10/11/2013 12:26am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall caught 9 passes for 87 yards and 2 TDs on Thursday, Oct. 10 in a 27-21 win over the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Thursday night's game was a welcome development for Marshall's fantasy owners with the WR having recorded 16 catches for 161 yards and a TD over the past 3 games combined. Marshall had a team-high 11 targets, while fellow WR Alshon Jeffrey had 5 -- and only 1 catch for 27 yards following his huge 10-catch, 218-yard outburst in Week 5.
Posted: 10/2/2013 7:58pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Marshall's injury isn't anything to worry about and he's expected to start against the Saints. Fantasy owners shouldn't start him with confidence this week.
Posted: 9/20/2013 5:59pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is probable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: As always, count on starting Marshall, who is currently tied for 6th in the league with 15 receptions so far this season.
Posted: 9/3/2013 12:55am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) said his surgically repaired hip is structurally sound. "I'm always concerned about my body," Marshall said. "It doesn't matter if it's a little scratch; I'm always concerned. So coming off my third hip surgery, structurally, everything is good. The joint is in amazing shape. So that's exciting."
Huddle Up: Hopefully, Marshall can continue to hold up as one of the game's elite wide receivers, coming the board in drafts at the end of the second round, on average.
Posted: 8/29/2013 10:22am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall tweeted that he would be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Marshall had said earlier in the week he wasn't happy with his recovery from offseason hip surgery, and Marc Trestman gave Marshall an extra day off heading into a long weekend for the Bears. But if he says he's good to go, you have to take his word on it.
Posted: 8/28/2013 6:52pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) met with doctors Wednesday, Aug. 28, for a scheduled follow-up exam on his surgically repaired hip.
Huddle Up: The Bears said Marshall was taking four days off for "personal reasons" but it turns out there's more to it. Marshall complained on Wednesday that his hip isn't where he wants it to be at this point, so it's a little alarming that he's going to see a doctor less than two weeks from opening day. Hopefully it's just a bump in the road for the stud receivers but Marshall isn't happy right now, which can become a headache for a lot of people, including fantasy owners.
Posted: 8/28/2013 1:06am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) said Tuesday, Aug. 27, that he is still isn't feeling comfortable seven months after hip surgery. 'It's one of those things where I'm just trying to get healthy for Week 1,' Marshall said. 'So you've got to have a game plan coming off surgery, a third hip surgery. So yeah, I'm not where I want to be right now. It's a little frustrating. But we'll see.'
Huddle Up: You'd never be able to tell by glancing at Marshall's NFL resume -- he's missed only 5 games in 7 seasons and has topped 100 catches in 4 of those years -- but it starts to get scary when you start tallying up multiple hip surgeries for anyone, let alone a pro athlete and a physical WR at that. Factor this risk into the equation when given a choice of Marshall or another top-10 WR on draft day.
Posted: 7/25/2013 1:15pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) expects to have a full workload during training camp, which begins Friday, July 26. WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), who missed organized team activities in June with a pulled hamstring, is also expected to be fully healthy. 'No limitations,' Marshall said, 'but we're gonna be smart. I'm going on my eighth year, (have) had a few hip surgeries, nothing major. But at the same time, we start playing games in September. So that's what I'm preparing for. It's important to get out there with your teammates, build that chemistry, learn the offense, get reps. But at the same time, if I'm not healthy, all that doesn't matter. So I'm going to listen to my body, and go as it tells me.'
Huddle Up: With at least 81 catches, including a career-high 118 this past year, in each of the past 6 seasons and his physical, after-the- catch running style, Marshall endures more than your average WR wear and tear, but to his credit, he's only missed 5 games in 7 seasons. All the mileage, however, may start catching up with him.
Posted: 7/18/2013 1:09am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said Tuesday, July 16, that he hopes the offseason addition of TE Martellus Bennett will take some of the receiving pressure off him. Marshall had career highs with 118 receptions, 194 targets and 1,508 yards. The Bears receiver with the next highest number of targets was WR Earl Bennett, with 49. Marshall feels the wear and tear might have led to his offseason hip surgery. "I am (looking forward to having more weapons)," Marshall said. "It was tough sledding last year. I think that's why I had to have surgery. I had 2-3 guys on me every single play, but bringing in big boy Martellus, I don't think the league really knows how good he is."
Huddle Up: The hope in Chicago is that Martellus Bennett and Alshon Jeffery will step up to take some of the pressure off of Marshall, though Marshall is certainly expected to remain Jay Cutler's favorite target.
Posted: 6/15/2013 9:54am et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has been limited during offseason workouts, but the team is pleased with how he has worked to get himself in better physical condition. He even added strength, working with teammate WR Brandon Marshall in Miami. "He's had a really good spring. Mentally he's been locked in since we got started," receivers coach Mike Groh said Friday, June 14. "He's made good improvement on the field with things (we) wanted to work on, and in terms of grasp of offense, he's where he should be."
Huddle Up: A hamstring issue has kept Jeffery from participating fully in offseason workouts, but it sounds as if he's picking up the new offense and has put in some work to give the Bears a legitimate option opposite Brandon Marshall. Physically he's a good fit for Marc Trestman's system, and with Marshall on the other side Jeffery should benefit from mostly single coverage, so there are plenty of reasons to expect big things in 2013.
Posted: 6/4/2013 11:51pm et
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) returned to the practice field on Tuesday, June 4, to take part in organized team activities after missing much of the offseason because of arthroscopic surgery on his hip in January. The wideout expressed a fear that his hip will become a long-term problem, since he's had multiple procedures on it and has been affected by the injury in each of the past two years, but he's optimistic about his condition for the time being. Marshall participated in only individual drills on Tuesday but expects to do more at future sessions, with the goal of being at full speed by training camp. He feels that he hasn't lost any mobility or speed, and he displayed what appeared to be his top form during workouts. Initially, Marshall thought the pain he was feeling was the result of decreased strength and flexibility, but surgery led to the discovery that cleanup was necessary. He believes that he can have a better season this year than he did in 2012, when he caught 118 passes for 1,508 yards (on 188 targets), both single-season records for Chicago, because he considers himself fully healthy now, but he understands that ball distribution probably has to change for the team to be successful. Marshall will draw attention as an elite fantasy option, and his health bodes well for his chances to live up to expectations, but it'll be difficult to match what he did last season. The Bears hope to spread it around a little more. That could be more beneficial for him in the long run, especially if it results in more scoring, but it's TBD. He's still easily Jay Cutler's favorite receiver.
Huddle Up: Marshall's short- and long-term health concerns are shared by many considering the number of targets he gets and the receiver's refusal to shy away from contact. Now true, Marshall has only missed 5 games since becoming a full-time starter in 2007, but the physical toll tends to add up in the NFL.
Posted: 4/16/2013 11:11pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) did not participate in the team's first day of voluntary minicamp. 'It's one day at a time,' head coach Marc Trestman said. 'He said he's feeling better, and we'll talk to trainers every day and when they say he's ready, he'll go.' Marshall is recovering from minor hip surgery following the 2012 regular season.
Huddle Up: Marshall was bound to need some extra recovery time this offseason after being targeted 192 times and finishing second in the league with a career-high 118 catches.
Posted: 4/10/2013 3:34pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he likes what he has seen so far from the team's offensive scheme under new head coach Marc Trestman. Marshall and TE Martellus Bennett convened at Marshall's home after receiving their new playbook on team-issued iPads. The two pulled different-colored pieces from board games, simulated some formations and plays, then quizzed one another. "Oh, my gosh, I'm in love with it," Marshall said. "Martellus and I sat down and went through the formational stuff and started challenging each other. It was exciting to go through, and it's pretty cool to have a partner." Marshall feels the scheme will spread the wealth around. "It's so stimulating and it gets everyone involved, and that's exciting to me," Marshall said. "Because the better Alshon (Jeffery) is, the better I'll be. The better Earl (Bennett) is, the better Martellus will be. The better Martellus is, the better Matt Forte will be. And so on and so forth. It's just awesome."
Huddle Up: Trestman has always been viewed as a bright offensive mind, and his CFL teams put up plenty of points. He has some intriguing pieces to work with in Chicago, and if Marshall is already on board that's half the battle. Now we'll see how Jay Cutler can execute this offense, and if the Bears' offensive line gives Cutler the time necessary to do so.