Giants release WR Marshall, cite failed physical


The New York Giants released Brandon Marshall after just one season Thursday, with general manager Dave Gettleman saying the veteran wide receiver had failed a physical.
The five-time Pro Bowl receiver, whom the Giants signed last offseason to a two-year, $11 million deal, never seemed to get comfortable and was struggling before suffering a left ankle injury in Week 5 that required season-ending surgery.
Marshall had a cap hit of $6.2 million for the 2018 season, which would have been the seventh highest on the team. The Giants will save $5.156 million by releasing him. According to NFL Players Association records, the team was $4.9 million under the cap as of Thursday morning.
Gettleman was asked whether the move meant the Giants were interested in signing wide receiver Dez Bryant, whom the Dallas Cowboys released earlier this week and who has expressed interest in signing with an NFC East opponent of his former team.
Said Gettleman: "We are interested in everybody."