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Saints Sign Veteran Brandon Marshall To Replace Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant’s Achilles mishap has become Marshall’s ticket back into the NFL.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was released by the Seahawks earlier this season, has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, placing him as close as he’s ever been to a playoff appearance and in contention to win an elusive Super Bowl. 

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The former Pro Bowl receiver has experienced a lot of glory during his 13-year NFL career. His effort on the field has never been in question and his dedication to the game has always been solid. He’s had a borderline Hall of Fame career based on his 970 career receptions and 12, 351 receiving yards.

His only blemish is that he’s never made the playoffs in 178 career games. In a fortunate twist of events, Dez Bryant’s Achilles mishap has become Brandon Marshall’s ticket back into the NFL. 


 

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The former Pro Bowl wide receiver is 34 years old and doesn’t have the athleticism or explosiveness of his prime. His is however, a sure-handed receiver, who is good at running routes and can add another dimension to the Saints No. 1 ranked offense with his size and veteran savvy. 

The rich get richer. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The Deputy Editor and Senior Writer is in his 23rd year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, magazines and national TV.

His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.