After losing Dez Bryant due to a torn Achilles, the New Orleans Saints signs Brandon Marshall for the remainder of the season.
Coming off a 51-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the New Orleans Saints have added another weapon to their historic offense. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Saints have signed free agent Brandon Marshall for the remainder of the season. Marshall’s signing comes just three days after the Saints loss Dez Bryant to a torn Achilles injury on Friday.
Veteran WR Brandon Marshall is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, per source. In his 13-year NFL career, Marshall never has played in a playoff game; his chance now awaits.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2018
Much like the signing of Bryant, the addition of Marshall will give the Saints a reliable second option behind Michael Thomas, New Orleans best pass catchers. With Thomas and Marshall lining up on both sides, Drew Brees will have two deadly receivers on the field.
Although he is not the same player that made him one of the NFL’s best, the 34-year-old showed flashes of what made him a six-time pro bowler during his short time with the Seattle Seahawks. In his first six games of the 2018 season, Marshall recorded 11 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown, before he was released by the organization in October.
Over the course of his 13-year NFL career, Marshall recorded a total of 970 receptions for 12,351 yards, to go along with 83 touchdown catches. As a member of the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets, Marshall recorded six seasons of 100-plus receptions, which is the most in NFL history.