Brandon Marshall says he wants 'to retire a Bear,' but unsure of future

Wednesday February 11th, 2015

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall told the Chicago Sun-Times that he wants "to retire a Bear," but is unsure of his future with the team. 

Marshall has spent the last three seasons in Chicago after four years in Denver and two in Miami. According to the Sun-Times, he met with new head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace in January and met with new offensive coordinator Adam Gase for at least the second time on Tuesday. 

"I definitely love Chicago, but I definitely understand it’s a business on both ends," he said. "For me, I wanna win. The organization wants to win. (Owner Virginia) McCaskey wants to win. So we’re definitely aligned there."

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Marshall, 30, went on to say that he wants to stay with the Bears and retire as one, but when he was asked if he thinks he will, he told the Sun-Times "I don't know."

SI's Don Banks reported on Tuesday that Marshall appears to have "worn out his welcome in Chicago." From Banks:

While it’s not known yet whether the Bears will follow suit and decide less is more when it comes to Marshall and his spotlight-seeking ways, there are rumblings that the new management tandem of head coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace may see the gifted receiver as more a part of the problem in Chicago than the solution.

Marshall signed a three-year extension with Chicago in May 2014. Last season, he caught 61 passes for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games. 

- Molly Geary

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