Brandon Marshall | WR | Chicago Bears
Posted: 3/24/2015 4:20pm et
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall could be in line for a breakout season in 2015, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said he thinks Marshall remains a 'top-flight receiver.' 'He understands the game. He's a student of the game. He understands when he has small guys on him. He can get vertical when he needs to get vertical. He's a sharp route runner. He has great hands. He knows how to block. He brings a work ethic and he brings a fire to us that we need on the other side of the ball,' Bowles said.
Huddle Up: Partly due to injury and missing three full games, Marshall hit eight-year lows in targets (106), receptions (61) and receiving yards (721) this past season. He's certainly capable of a decent stat uptick, but given the Jets' QB situation and the toll he's paid as a physical WR, his 100-plus catch, 1,300-yard days likely will remain on hold.
Posted: 3/10/2015 1:59pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall passed his physical, and the trade sending him to the New York Jets will become official Tuesday, March 10.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Marshall is all clear after his scary rib and lung injuries late last season and he can pair with Eric Decker in giving the Jets an actually potent 1-2 WR punch. Now about that QB situation ...
Posted: 3/6/2015 12:48pm et
The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade WR Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets pending a physical, according to a league source. It is believed the Bears will receive a fifth-round pick in return.
Huddle Up: Marshall, the nine-year vet and five-time Pro Bowler, is on the move again as he'll be traded for the third time in his career when the league year opens Tuesday. The 30-year-old WR is coming off an eight-year-low 612 catches and 721 receiving yards in an injury-addled season that was cut short by fractured ribs/punctured lung but Marshall will further upgrade the Jets' WR corps which added Eric Decker a season ago. Still, unless Geno Smith can take some strides forward or the Jets address their QB situation, Marshall's fantasy value will take a hit. Meanwhile, this move also appears to signal the end of Percy Harvin's brief stay in the Big Apple.
Posted: 3/5/2015 4:01pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is being shopped by the team with the idea of trading him, according to a league source. Another league source said his belief is that the team is taking calls on Marshall. The team could move Marshall for a mid-round pick.
Huddle Up: B-Marsh already has been traded twice since entering the league in 2006, and there are several notable franchises reportedly interested this time around, including the two most recent Super Bowl participants and the WR-desperate Chiefs. Trades can officially take place beginning next Tuesday (March. 10), and another date to keep in mind is March 12 when Marshall's $7.5 million 2015 base salary becomes guaranteed.
Posted: 2/19/2015 9:18am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall's standing with the team for the upcoming season may be in question, but new head coach John Fox was non-committal about Marshall when asked Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Huddle Up: Chicago media is reading the tea leaves to state that Marshall won't be back with the Bears next year, but it would seem foolish for a new coach to kick one of the few working parts on his team to the curb. It may just be a way for the Bears to strong-arm Marshall into dropping some of his media side gigs and focus more of his time and effort on football.
Posted: 1/30/2015 3:48pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall may not return to the team in 2015, in the opinion of ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright. The thinking is that Marshall and WR Alshon Jeffery are too similar of receivers, and the team needs more diversity at the position. Wright also wrote that this was strictly a possibility, and he expects Marshall to be on the team in 2015.
Huddle Up: Not so far-fetched as the Bears could use a burner on the outside and Marshall already has been traded twice in his nine NFL seasons.
Posted: 12/8/2014 5:13pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) was officially placed on Reserve/Injured Monday, Dec. 8. He is done for the year.
Huddle Up: Marquess Wilson is expected to take over as the Bears starter opposite Alshon Jeffery. Wilson should be added off the waiver wire this week. He's instantly in the WR3/4 discussion given the Bears awful defense.
Posted: 12/5/2014 6:00pm et
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) will miss the rest of the season after breaking two ribs and suffering a collapsed lung in Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 4. Marshall remains in a hospital Friday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Tough end to an up-and-down season for Marshall, who hasn't missed a start since 2010. Marquess Wilson and Josh Morgan will be the primary beneficiaries, and TE Martellus Bennett should also see an uptick in targets.
Posted: 12/5/2014 10:19am et
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs) may have suffered broken ribs Thursday, Dec. 4, and is having his spleen examined as well. His season is in doubt.
Huddle Up: We've already seen Justin Hunter shut down because of a spleen injury, and while Marshall is tough and has played through several injuries the ribs/spleen combo doesn't lend itself to a big-bodied receiver taking shots across the middle for a team that's unlikely to make the postseason. Marshall's injury would open up more playing time for Josh Morgan, but the real beneficiary would be tight end Martellus Bennett; see last night's 12-catch performance for further proof.
Posted: 12/4/2014 10:32pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall left in the second quarter Thursday, Dec. 4, after taking a knee to his back and will not return. He was diagnosed with a rib injury after being helped to the locker room by trainers. He later was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
Huddle Up: Marshall took a knee to the back -- a la Tony Romo earlier this season -- after making a catch and was in obvious pain. Tough break for Marshall's fantasy owners as the WR was off to a 3-catch, 61-yard start, and hopefully his rest-of-season prognosis will turn out OK.
Posted: 11/25/2014 6:49pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Marshall should be good to go in the first game of the Turkey Day tripleheader, and his fantasy owners will be hoping for more than the three catches for 32 yards he delivered in Week 12.
Posted: 11/15/2014 12:25am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Marshall's current ankle injury is not believed to be as bad the one he sustained to his other ankle earlier in the season and will be out there Sunday against the Vikings, looking to follow up on his 8-112-1 performance in Week 10.
Posted: 11/13/2014 6:28pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 13, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 13. He is expected to play in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Good news for Marshall owners after seeing the WR go down with another ankle injury late in the Week 10 loss to the Packers. Just make sure he's able to practice again Friday.
Posted: 11/12/2014 6:49pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Marshall, who was injured late in Sunday night's loss to the Pack, has said he expects to miss some practice time during the week but still play Sunday against the Vikes. Well, the first part has at least held up ...
Posted: 11/10/2014 4:46pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) appears to have a good chance to play in Week 11 despite his ankle injury, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: Marshall has played through injuries before and early reports are optimistic. If Marshall can't go, Santonio Holmes would get the start against Minnesota.
Posted: 11/10/2014 11:50am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) said he might miss some practice time this week, but he doesn't expect to miss the Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: On the surface, it doesn't sound like the injury is as severe as the injury to his other ankle which hampered him earlier in the season, but certainly keep a close eye on the situation as the week progresses.
Posted: 11/10/2014 9:52am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) left in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 10 game against the Green Bay Packers with an ankle injury and will not return. He had eight catches for 112 yards and a score before exiting.
Huddle Up: Marshall injured his left ankle following a reception, but the only good news is that it wasn't the right ankle which hampered him early in the season. See what the prognosis is over the next few days, but also know that the Bears are already past their bye week.
Posted: 10/6/2014 7:58pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall needs more touches, according to head coach Marc Trestman. Marshall saw just five targets in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Marshall's fantasy owners might agree, with the wideout notching only 6 catches for 69 yards and a TD in the 3 games since his 3-TD outburst in Week 2.
Posted: 10/2/2014 8:16pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: A welcome sight for Marshall's fantasy owners after the banged-up WR has delivered a combined 3 catches for 25 yards over the last 2 weeks. He did bail things out somewhat last week with a TD catch, but expect more production this Sunday in Carolina.
Posted: 10/1/2014 8:56pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) practiced without restrictions Wednesday, Oct. 1, for the first time in a while. 'It was good to get him (Marshall) back out there at full speed,' head coach Marc Trestman said.
Huddle Up: Marshall will start against Carolina's struggling secondary. He's a WR1 this week.
Posted: 9/26/2014 3:45pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: At least the Bears aren't playing a third straight prime-time night so you'll know whether or not Marshall is a go Sunday morning by checking in with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report before the early kickoffs.
Posted: 9/25/2014 5:44pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Although it's the same injury Marshall has been dealing with for a couple weeks now, fantasy owners need to be more wary this week with the WR having left the Week 3 game and then catching only 1 pass for 6 yards upon his return.
Posted: 9/23/2014 4:16pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was held to just one catch for six yards in the team's Week 3 win over the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 22. Marshall was limited with a sore ankle.
Huddle Up: Marshall's 3-TD performance in Week 2 no doubt masked the severity of the ankle issue, and it certainly didn't help matters when the ankle was kicked Monday night on a second-quarter running play. See what Marshall is able to do in practice this week before making any hard and fast lineup decisions.
Posted: 9/22/2014 10:36pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall went to the locker room after injuring his ankle in the second quarter of the team's Week 3 game Monday, Sept. 22, but returned to open the second half.
Huddle Up: Marshall, who already was playing with a sore ankle, appeared take a blow to his lower leg after being caught up in traffic on a running play. He was targeted three times in the opening half but did not catch a pass.
Posted: 9/22/2014 7:55pm et
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (ankle) are both active for the Week 3 game against the New York Jets. Both were questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: It's a juicy matchup against a depleted Jets secondary tonight, and Marshall is hoping to follow up his three-TD Week 2 outing in San Fran while Jeffery is looking for his first scoring grab of the season after being limited in a 3-47 outing against the Niners.
Posted: 9/20/2014 3:49pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Marshall is expected to play but will be less than 100 percent against the Jets. However, he was less than 100 percent last week and still caught three touchdowns. Marshall is a WR1 as long as he's in the lineup.
Posted: 9/18/2014 6:47pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: With the team playing Monday night, it was the Bears' first real workday of the week so no real concern yet -- especially with Marshall playing and notching the TD hat trick on the ankle Sunday night.
Posted: 9/14/2014 8:14pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) will be active for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Marshall will play against the 49ers Sunday night. He's a low end WR1 at less than 100 percent.
Posted: 9/12/2014 6:52pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after not practicing Friday, Sept. 12. However, he participated in the walk-through portion of practice. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Marshall's progress. Marshall said that he plans to play.
Huddle Up: Sitting out Friday isn't a sign of progress, but the feeling most of the week has been that Marshall will be out there Sunday night. Double check this weekend, and be mindful of the Bears' late-night starting time.
Posted: 9/10/2014 9:17pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Marshal is expected to play Sunday night against the 49ers but owners should monitor his status throughout the week. Marshall is a Top 10 WR as long as he's in the lineup.
Posted: 9/10/2014 9:18am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) says he'll be ready to play Sunday, Sept. 14, for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Marshall was in and out of the Bears' Week 1 loss to Buffalo, and he may be lightly used in practice this week, but he's demonstrated a willingness to play while hurt so there's no reason to hold him out of fantasy lineups in Week 2.
Posted: 9/9/2014 10:38am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) will receive treatment on his right ankle in Chicago Tuesday, Sept. 9, despite having to fly to New York to tape an episode of 'Inside the NFL.'
Huddle Up: Marshall was in and out of the Bears' Week 1 loss to Buffalo while dealing with the injury, but barring an aggravation of the injury during the week he should be back in the lineup this week.
Posted: 5/22/2014 10:41pm et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said the trade that sent him to the Bears was "career saving" for him.
Huddle Up: Apart from his continued, mammoth on-field production, Marshall seemingly has taken some noticeable strides off the field, settling down and ridding himself of the unwanted headlines that cropped up regularly during his days in Denver and Miami.
Posted: 5/19/2014 3:19pm et
The Chicago Bears signed WR Brandon Marshall to a new three-year, $40 million contract extension Monday, May 19. Marshall's new deal includes $23 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: After wearing out welcomes in Denver and Miami, Marshall seems to have found a home in Chicago. The new contract suggests Jay Cutler will be tossing to the twin towers of Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey for the foreseeable future.