Bears trade Brandon Marshall to Jets

The Chicago Bears have traded veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, according to ESPN. Marshall's $7.5 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed March 12. Marshall, 30, has a reputation as a locker room lawyer and has a history of domestic violence issues, but has been better behaved since joining the Bears via a trade in March 2012. The Miami Dolphins traded Marshall for two third-round draft picks. Marshall caught 61 passes for 721 yards and eight touchdowns last season. “We met with him like a lot of individual players and that's going to be a slow process and we look forward to evaluating that,” general manager Ryan Pace said at the NFL scouting combine. "Sometimes these reputations outside the building, you get inside and it's not what you expected and I think we need to make our own decisions and our own judgements and that's the process we're going through right now.” Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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