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Giants release Brandon Marshall, is Dez Bryant the replacement?

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After signing wideout Brandon Marshall last offseason, the New York Giants decided Thursday to part ways with the former superstar receiver.

Marshall, a five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was struggling before suffering a left ankle injury in Week 5 that required season-ending surgery last season. 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.

This now opens the door to a potential Dez Bryant signing.

After being released last week, Bryant said that his first choice would be an NFC East team as he wants to face the Dallas Cowboys twice a year.

So could Bryant be on his way to New York? General Manager David Gettleman when asked, “We are interested in everybody.”
“I’m all-in on football,” Marshall said late last season. “I’ve rebuilt my body. I think I’m two great years away from, and I’ll say it, I want to be a Hall of Famer and I think I got two great years to go to be mentioned with some of the greats.

“I’m not just playing this game just to be a guy. I want to be remembered for the product that I put out on the field. So these last few years have been tough — last year with the Jets, this year with the Giants — but I’m hopeful that the next couple years for me will be some amazing years and some of my best work.”

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