The new Jets' regime made their first two big moves today, as they re-signed MLB David Harris and also acquired WR Brandon Marshall via a trade with the Chicago Bears. Harris' new contract will be $21.5M for 3 years, which includes $15M in the first two years. Marshall, one of the best receivers in the league, was traded for a 5th round pick. He has 3 more years left on his deal with the Bears and is scheduled to earn a base salary of $7.5M in 2015. The trade will become official on March 10 but also depends on Marshall's physical.
Harris, 31, spent his entire career with the Gang Green who drafted him in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. The cornerstone of the Jets' defense missed just 5 games in his entire career and equalled his career best 5.5 sacks last season. He recoded over 120 tackles in each of the last three seasons.
Marshall, who will turn 31 later this month, missed last 3 games of the 2014 season after suffering two broken ribs and a collapsed lung in Week 14. Prior to last season, Marshall had over 1,000 receiving yards in seven consecutive seasons. His best year was in 2012 when he caught 118 passes for over 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns.