Jets plan to re­lease wide­out Marshall

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

A per­son with di­rect knowl­edge of the team’s de­ci­sion told The As­so­ci­ated Press that the New York Jets are re­leas­ing wide re­ceiver Bran­don Marshall, clear­ing $7.5 mil­lion on the salary cap.

Marshall is the lat­est big­name player to be cut by the Jets, who have also parted ways with Dar­relle Re­vis and Nick Man­gold this off­sea­son. News­day re­ported that Marshall asked for his re­lease — and was granted his re­quest — af­ter weigh­ing his op­tions, in­clud­ing New York be­ing in­ter­ested in hav­ing him re­turn next sea­son.

Marshall played two sea­sons for the Jets, and set fran­chise records with 109 catches and 1,502 yards re­ceiv­ing. He had just 59 re­cep­tions for 788 yards and three TDs last sea­son.

Saints: Are in trade dis­cus­sions re­gard­ing wide re­ceiver Brandin Cooks, ac­cord­ing to ESPN. The re­port stated the Ea­gles and Titans are two in­ter­ested suit­ors for Cooks, and that the Titans are the more likely of the two to be able to com­plete a deal.

Cooks, 23, has had back-to­back 1,000-yard cam­paigns, with 78 catches for 1,173 yards and eight touch­downs last sea­son. The 5-foot-10, 189-pounder is known for his big-play speed — he ran a 4.33-sec­ond 40 at the com­bine three years ago.

Cow­boys: De­fen­sive end DeMar­cus Ware is eye­ing a re­turn to Dal­las to book­end his ca­reer, a source told the Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram. Ware, who will be 35 next sea­son, is a free agent af­ter play­ing the past three sea­sons in Den­ver, where he won a Su­per Bowl in 2015. Ware spent his first nine years with the Cow­boys.

49ers: Colin Kaeper­nick will stop kneel­ing dur­ing the na­tional an­them next sea­son but re­mains com­mit­ted to the cause of racial in­jus­tice that prompted his ac­tions, a source close to the QB told the Sacra­mento Bee.

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