The Giants have released WR Brandon Marshall due to a failed physical, GM Dave Gettleman said on Thursday. Marshall had agreed to take a pay cut, but was released anyway, reports Kimberly A. Martin of The Washington Post.
Marshall signed a two-year deal prior to last season, and his release frees up $5.1 million in salary cap space for this season.
The 34-year-old Marshall missed the majority of the 2017 season due to season-ending ankle surgery after tearing ligaments in Week 5.
With Marshall gone, the Giants will be searching for a receiver to pair with Odell Beckham, Jr., Sterling Shepard, and tight end Evan Engram.
Dez Bryant, who was recently released by the Cowboys, has expressed interest in joining the Giants. Prior to Marshall's release, Marshall posted on Instagram (and quickly deleted) a story saying that there was no room on the Giants for Bryant.
Asked specifically on Thursday about Bryant after announcing the release of Marshall, Gettleman wouldn't close the door.
"I have interest in everybody," Gettleman said. "We do our film work. You never know."
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