Instead, New York's wide receiving corps was just one of many things that went off the rails during a 3-13 season.
Marshall finished the season with a career-low 18 catches for 154 yards and no touchdowns. Marshall was a First-team All-Pro in 2012 and was named to six Pro Bowls (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015). With a 2018 cap hit of $6.2 million, the Giants will save just over $5.1 million from releasing him.
By cutting both Marshall and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the team will save about $11 million in cap. The Giants now have about $10 million in cap space, updating NFLPA records.
The news comes shortly after the release of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has made it clear that he would like to stay in the division.
Marshall has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL since entering the league in 2006.
"We are interested in everybody", Gettleman responded.
If the Giants have any interest in signing Bryant, it's a move that Odell Beckham Jr. would welcome. While Marshall dreamed of winning a Super Bowl with the Giants before calling it a career at the end of his contract, the Giants imagined he'd serve as the flawless compliment to Odell Beckham Jr. "Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard]. the tight end [Evan Engram], [Eli] Manning?"
The Giants may also look to add a receiver to their roster in the upcoming draft. It makes sense that the 34-year-old agreed to take less money to remain with the Giants, though it doesn't matter now.