Brandon Marshall isn't too keen on all the Dez Bryant-to-the-Giants talk.
The now former Cowboys receiver said he wants to stay in division next season, and he has been hinting that the Giants could be a good destination for him. The social-media savvy Bryant has been on Twitter regularly since being released by the Cowboys last weekend, and the Giants are among the teams he has flirted with on his page.
Giants players have expressed their own interest in Bryant as their teammate next season, with one being CB Janoris Jenkins.
Yooo Dez I wouldn't mind having you and Obj... #IJS🤾🤾🤾🤾- JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) April 14, 2018
He even went on Dallas' 105.3 the Fan Monday morning to express his enthusiasm with the Giants' offensive weapons.
"The Giants," Bryant said, "got a helluva defense, they're going to pay OBJ, so coming back. Playing with him, Sterling (Shepard)...the tight end (Evan Engram), (Eli) Manning? Crazy. ... They draft (Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick)? That'd be crazy!"
Bryant forgot Marshall's name in that statement, but Marshall doesn't seem too worried about Bryant's fantasy playing with Big Blue. He went on social media himself to voice his opinion by screenshotting a ProFootballTalk article about the news, and tagging Bryant saying, "Sorry baby bro no room."
He quickly deleted the Instagram story, but 12up Sport captured it before it went away.
Brandon Marshall is not here for your "Dez Bryant to the Giants" takes pic.twitter.com/bBXwR461vr- 12up (@12upSport) April 17, 2018
If the Giants truly want Bryant, they probably don't have the current cap space to employ him next season. Sitting around $4.8 million, New York would need to find some more cash despite Bryant saying money isn't his end goal.
Marshall, then, would likely be the casualty as the Giants would make room for Bryant while freeing up $5.5 million in cap space in the process. The 34-year-old Marshall is coming off a season that saw a rocky start before tearing ligaments in his ankle during the Giants' Week 5 matchup against the Chargers. He needed to have them surgically repaired.
With the final year remaining on his two year, $11 million deal with the Giants, GM Dave Gettleman could very well settle with cutting Marshall to get a 29-year-old Pro Bowl receiver with something to prove in return.
Though Bryant has seen a falloff from his normal production since Dak Prescott took over for Tony Romo under center, he still put up 838 yards and six touchdowns on 69 receptions last season.
On the other hand, Marshall didn't click with his new quarterback in Manning during the first few weeks of the 2017 season. He saw just 18 catches on 33 targets for 154 yards and no touchdowns before his season-ending injury.