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Brandon Marshall gives Giants another offensive weapon


A look at the Giants wide receiver depth following the signing of Brandon Marshall:

No player has more touchdown catches over the past three years than Odell Beckham Jr.

Now Eli Manning will be throwing to both of them.

A day before the new league year and the opening of free agency, the New York Giants signed the veteran Marshall, who looks to add a fifth franchise to his record of having a 1,000-yard season with four different teams. The Jets, his most recent team, released him last Friday. Now Marshall will team up with Beckham and last year's second-round draft pick Sterling Shepard.

Here is a look at where Marshall fits into his new receiver room:


2016: 101 REC, 1,367 YDS, 10 TD

For the third time in as many seasons, Beckham led the Giants in receptions (101), receiving yards (1,367) and touchdown catches (10). In doing so, he became the first Giants player to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons since Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor from 1981-83. Beckham also led the Giants in scoring with 60 points, becoming the first non-kicker to do so since 1992.


2016: 59 REC, 788 YDS, 3 TD

At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Marshall is 3 inches taller (Tavarres King) and 28 pounds heavier (Dwayne Harris) than any wide receiver who caught a pass for the Giants last season.

That makes him 5 inches above Beckham (5-11) and a half-foot above Shepard (5-10). Originally a fourth-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2006, Marshall has used that size to amass 941 receptions (18th in league history) for 12,061 yards (tied for 24th) and 82 touchdowns (tied for 23rd). Marshall has recorded at least 1,000 yards in eight of the last 10 years, including seven straight from 2007 to 2013.


2016: 65 REC, 683 YDS, 8 TD

The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) voted wide receiver Sterling Shepard to the 2016 All-Rookie Team after finishing his first season with 65 catches for 683 yards and eight touchdowns, second only to the Saints' Michael Thomas among all rookies. The Oklahoma product proved to be most valuable in clutch situations, converting four fourth downs via reception. That tied him with Eagles tight end Zach Ertz for the most in the entire league, not just among rookies.


2016: 1 REC, 13 YDS, 1 TD

While making his first Pro Bowl as a special teamer, Harris saw his production as a receiver decrease last season. After recording 36 catches for 396 yards and four touchdowns – all career highs – in 2015, he had just the lone reception in 2016. He made it count, though. It was a 13-yard touchdown in Week 12 at Cleveland.


2016: 2 REC, 50 YDS

After an impressive training camp and preseason that included three touchdowns with a long of 59 yards, King locked down a spot on the 53-man roster. His biggest play was a 44-yard reception late in the regular-season finale that set up the go-ahead field goal in a road victory against a desperate Washington team. It was only his second catch of the season and first since Week 10.


2016: 7 REC, 97 YDS, 2 TD

Lewis had only seven receptions on the season, but two of them went for touchdowns of 24 and 30 yards in victories. After earning a roster spot with an impressive summer, Lewis showed he was able to strike when called upon.

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