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NFL Free Agency 2017: Brandon Marshall should interest the Eagles

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Think about it, Eagles.

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Brandon Marshall is a free agent. The New York Jets are releasing their veteran wide receiver upon his request, according to multiple reports.

Should the Eagles have interest in Marshall? The answer is ... yes. (Duh. It already says that in the headline.)

Marshall might not be a long-term option for the Eagles since he turns 33 later this month, but there’s little question he’d be an instant upgrade to Philadelphia’s dreadful receiving corps.

Marshall is only two years removed from a fantastic 2015 season when he had 1,502 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Marshall’s 788 yards in 2016, meanwhile, were only 16 yards short of Philadelphia’s leading wide receiver: Jordan Matthews.

The Eagles have a notable coaching staff connection to Marshall. He played under Philadelphia’s new wide receiver coach Mike Groh with the Bears in 2013 and 2014.

As with any free agent signing, the caveat is the price. If Marshall is affordable, the Eagles should definitely take a chance on him.

In an ideal world, the Eagles should surround Wentz with young weapons for him to grow with. But for the sake of his development (and sanity), he also just needs some immediate help. The 6-4, 230 pound Marshall would be a big and reliable target for Wentz to work with.