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Jets continue free agency teardown, cut Brandon Marshall

The Jets' leading receiver the past two seasons joins Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold as recent high-priced cap casualties in New York.

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Brandon Marshall

The New York Jets continued their purge of high-priced veterans on Friday by officially cutting ties with wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall, New York's leading receiver two years running, joins cornerback Darrelle Revis and center Nick Mangold, who were informed by the team earlier this week they would be released when the new league year opens on March 9.

Combined, the trio will save the Jets more than $28 million in cap space for the 2017 season.

The Jets reportedly expressed interest in bringing Marshall back for a third season in New York, but at a cheaper cost. According to ESPN, the team allowed input from Marshall's camp, which ultimately decided against remaining a part of the Jets' rebuilding efforts.

Marshall shared a heartfelt farewell on his Instagram account.

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I want to thank Mr. Woody Johnson, Todd Bowles, Mike Maccagnan and Brian Heimerdinger for bringing me in and embracing me. They are all truly incredible people. My teammates, such a great group of guys whom I will miss like #Crazy

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