Brandon Marshall Released by New York Jets

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets fires up his teammates before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

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The New York Jets are moving on from wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Jets announced they were releasing the veteran Friday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news Thursday, and Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday reported Marshall asked for his release to find a “better fit.”

Marshall, 32, spent the last two seasons in New York. A year removed from a Pro Bowl appearance, Marshall posted his worst full-season numbers since his rookie year, finishing with 59 receptions, 788 yards and three touchdowns in 2016.

With Ryan Fitzpatrick posting career-worst numbers and his replacements not doing much better, there was little Marshall could do to make things better. New York quarterbacks threw an NFL-high 25 interceptions and posted the league’s worst quarterback rating (67.6).

The Jets will save $7.5 million by ridding their cap of Marshall’s base salary for 2017,…