Jets' Marshall serving up healthy - and a bit strange - menu
NEW YORK (AP) Brandon Marshall is serving up some rather interesting, if maybe not particularly palatable, food combinations for his offseason diet.
The New York Jets star wide receiver is trying to lose a few pounds, at coach Todd Bowles' request, before the team begins training camp late next month. The 6-foot-4 Marshall, who turned 32 in March, said Bowles wants him to play at under 230 pounds - his weight last season - this year after averaging around 234-235 the previous few years.
''He said, `Brandon, you were so fast in Miami, that's what I want you at,''' Marshall said in a video posted on Twitter.
Bowles and Marshall were previously together with the Dolphins during the 2010 and `11 seasons.
So, earlier this week, Marshall let everyone into his kitchen for a little peek at his meal concoctions, posting them on Twitter with the hashtag ''Todd Bowles Diet.''
First up, Monday's special: blueberries and ... grouper fish ?
On Thursday, the fare was a bit more standard: grilled chicken and broccoli.
On the menu Friday was grilled chicken again ''with a dab - a Cam Newton dab'' of sea salt and a side of yummy ... cabbage ?
Marshall set the Jets franchise record with 109 catches, the second-highest total of his 10-year career, along with 1,502 yards receiving and a career-best 14 touchdowns after being acquired last offseason in a trade with Chicago. He also became the first player in NFL history with 1,000-yard seasons with four teams.
While Jets fans anxiously wait to see if Ryan Fitzpatrick will re-sign with New York at some point this offseason, Marshall clearly has no intentions of having a drop-off in his production - no matter who the quarterback is.
That means he's training - and eating - as best he can.
Oh, and to prove it, Marshall posted another video of himself running on a treadmill at an eye-popping 23 mph.
''Is this what u want coach Bowles?'' Marshall wrote. ''Last time I did this was (in) 2011. Not with the arms up tho.''
As for this weekend's specials at Chez Marshall? Check back with the chef on Twitter .
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