After months of speculation, general manager Dave Gettleman confirmed Thursday that the Giants have released Marshall with a failed physical designation. The move will save the organization $5.1 million against the salary cap.
Following an Indian-summer career year at age 31 in 2015, Marshall's play fell off a cliff in 2016, leading to his Jets release. He was even less effective in those handful of games with Eli Manning last year, hauling in just 18 passes for an anemic 154 yards (8.6 yards per reception) and zero touchdowns.
Nearly three years removed from his last quality season, Marshall figures to face a cold market for his services. Considering his past work with Showtime's Inside the NFL, it's natural to wonder if the 34-year-old will leave the gridiron for the bright lights of the television studio.