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Sources: Brandon Marshall wants to sign with the New York Giants

After being released at his request Thursday, former New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall already has a team in mind.

According to sources close to Marshall, the six-time Pro Bowler wants to sign with the New York Giants.

“Marshall doesn’t want to move his family out of Brooklyn,” one source said. “He wanted out of the Jets, he wants to play on a playoff contending team.”

Marshall, who will turn 33 at the end of March, had 59 receptions for 788 yards and three touchdowns last season. It marked as one of his worst seasons of his NFL career.

Marshall was scheduled to make $7.5 million next season.

If the Giants were able to acquire Marshall, their wide receiver corps would be a scary one with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Sheppard already in the New York blue.

Marshall as many already know came to the defense of Beckham back in October when several people were questioning Beckham’s attitude.

“They don’t need to be speaking out on their teammate,” Marshall said. “They need to keep that in-house because they could lose him. I’m being honest. They need to rally behind him and give him the support he needs and handle that stuff in-house whether good or bad because whether they like it or not, he’s the best player on that team.”

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