Sources: Broncos eye Jets' Harris
Why Jets Could Use Marshall
The Jets had difficulty getting the ball down the field last season. Brandon Marshall would be a big help. Only 31.5 percent of their receiving yards were from yards after the catch. The teams in 2008 with the highest percentage of receiving yards after the catch:
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-- ESPN Stats and Information
There is no indication that the Jets would surrender Harris, who was fifth on the team in tackles last season despite playing only 11 games due to groin surgery. He led the Jets in tackles the previous season.
Marshall has requested a trade from the Broncos, and new coach Josh McDaniels finally suspended him this week for conduct detrimental to the team.
In any trade for Marshall, Denver would reportedly like a player who could contribute to its team this season and a draft pick that would help later on. But the Broncos aren't making any deal if they don't think it improves them now. That has left them without a viable deal. McDaniels went so far as to say that the Broncos aren't shopping their disgruntled receiver.
"There are no discussions whatsoever taking place between the Denver Broncos and any team in the National Football League regarding Brandon Marshall," McDaniels said Wednesday. "We are looking forward to having Brandon back on the sixth of September and starting our preparation for Cincinnati with him."Adam Schefter covers the NFL for ESPN Insider.