Giants WR Brandon Marshall tells Dez Bryant ‘no room’ for him on roster
Following his release from the Dallas Cowboys after eight seasons, it has put star wide receiver Dez Bryant on the open market for the first time in his career. He has already made it known that he is aiming to stay within in the NFC East to face his now former team twice a year.
The one team that he has singled out is the New York Giants, which has voiced a strong desire to team up with Pro Bowl wideout Odell Beckham Jr. However, Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall has taken to social media to state that there is no room for Bryant to join the mix.
Brandon Marshall posted this on his IG story this morning. I took a screenshot of it but didn’t think it’s much of a big deal. Now I see it’s been deleted. So take this however you like. pic.twitter.com/EC0suGsDjV
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 17, 2018
The Giants are stacked at the wide receiver position as it with Beckham Jr., Marshall, and Sterling Shepard. Each of these players has taken a significant role in the passing game, which could make it difficult for Bryant to fit in smoothly.
Although Marshall saw his 2017 season end in disappointing fashion due to a shoulder injury, he is aiming to bounce back in a major way this year to establish himself as a reliable receiving option for New York along Beckham Jr. and Shepard. If anything, he is the one in the bunch that has the most to prove at this point in his career that he can still be an effective option.
In the five games that he did play this past season, he recorded just 18 catches on 33 targets for 154 receiving yards and no touchdowns. This included recording less than 20 receiving yards three times while hauling in just one reception twice. Regardless of Marshall’s situation, it is hard to see the Giants making a real play to acquire Bryant this offseason.
The team only possesses just over $5 million in salary cap space and would have to make additional moves to free up more financial flexibility to even have a shot to land the 29-year-old. This only further shoots down the possibility of Bryant playing in New York next season.