“I could have played for the Patriots last year,” Marshall said. “There was an opportunity where there probably could have [been] a trade before the season.”
“It was my agent and the Chicago Bears because there a little tension on the contract staff,” Marshall said. “I thought I was worth a little more. There were a couple of teams that were offering more money.
“It never got that far, but there was a possibility with a couple teams.”
The 31-year-old missed the final three games of 2014 after suffering a lung injury and two broken ribs in the Bears' Dec. 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Over 13 games, Marshall caught 61 passes for 721 yards and eight touchdowns.