NFL Notes: Brandon Marshall, Bears, Bills, Cardinals, Dolphins, & Eagles

Brandon Marshall

Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk writes that a number of factors will ultimately make it difficult for the Bears to trade veteran WR Brandon Marshall.

This probably isn’t a big surprise given that he’ll be 31 in the coming weeks, has a $7.5 million base salary, saw his production dip in 2014, and was reportedly a issue in the Bears’ locker room last season.

There’s also the possibility that teams will be reluctant to part with draft compensation for a player who could eventually be released.

For what it’s worth, the Bears are reportedly looking for a mid-round pick in return for him.


  • Jen Lada has confirmed with sources that the Bears will not be bringing back veteran LB Lance Briggs next season.




Mike Florio continues to hear that the team with the best chance of landing DT Ndamukong Suh is the Dolphins.

According to Florio, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and new VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum both want to “make a splash” and sign Suh.

Florio also stresses the significance of the no income in the state of Florida, which is a big difference from California (13.3 percent) and Michigan (4.25 percent).


Free agent CB Byron Maxwell said that he will “definitely consider” the idea of signing with the Eagles.

They run the (defensive) scheme that I’m talking about,” Maxwell said, via “Cover 3, man press. And they’re committed to winning, so definitely Philadelphia. If they were to come at me, I would definitely have to consider them.

Jason La Canfora has a number of nuggets in his latest column in which he analyzes the Eagles situation following the LeSean McCoy trade.

  • La Canfora expects the Eagles to target CB Byron Maxwell, OLB Jason Worilds, and S Devin McCourty in free agency.
  • According to La Canfora, the Eagles will likely continue to try to re-sign WR Jeremy Maclin before free agency is open for business.
  • La Canfora suspects HC Chip Kelly will “dangle no shortage of future draft picks to move up and draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.”

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