Brandon Marshall among Jets' inactives for Bills game

ByRich Cimini ESPN logo
Sunday, January 1, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, hampered by hip and shoulder injuries, is a surprise inactive Sunday for the New York Jets -- perhaps signaling the end of his career with the team.

Marshall, 32, was listed as questionable, but he practiced on a limited basis on Friday. He appeared to be in some discomfort as he walked into the locker room two hours before kickoff against the Buffalo Bills.

This will be his first missed game in two seasons with the Jets.

Marshall is signed for 2017 (at $7.5 million), but there has been speculation about his future. He could be cut from the roster because of his salary-cap hit as the Jets possibly look to refresh their roster with younger players.

Marshall drew the ire of some teammates on Dec. 24 in New England, where he staged a fiery rant during halftime. The Jets were getting blown out 27-0 on their way to a 41-3 loss. Team sources told that Marshall's tirade annoyed teammates.

Statistically, this was one of the worst seasons in Marshall's career. He finished with 59 catches, 788 yards and three touchdowns.

Rookie Charone Peake will replace him in the starting lineup.

Running back Bilal Powell (knee) and wide receiver Robby Anderson (hamstring), both questionable, are active for the Jets.