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Brandon Marshall On The Verge Of Signing Short-Term Contract With Saints

After losing newcomer Dez Bryant for the season with a torn Achilles, the New Orleans Saints are signing veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall to a one-year contract.

ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news, noting that the future Hall of Famer has the opportunity to finally play in his very first NFL postseason game.

Marshall was recently released by the Seattle Seahawks after catching 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown in seven game appearances. To date, Marshall has 970 receptions for 12,351 yards and 83 touchdowns.

The Saints sit at 8-1, only trailing the 9-1 Los Angeles Rams (who haven't had their bye week yet), in the NFC. New Orleans defeated LA in Week 9, so they own the head-to-head tiebreaker over Jared Goff and co.

For Marshall, he's set to finally appear in a postseason game - after coming up just short for so many years. In his rookie 2006 season, Marshall's Denver Broncos finished 9-7 and just barely missed out on a wild card spot. Three years later, a 6-0 Broncos start went to waste as they fell apart and finished at 8-8.

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Marshall joined the Chicago Bears in 2012 and had three productive seasons there. But despite a 10-6 record in 2012, they missed out on the postseason. A year later, the Bears lost a win-or-go-home Week 17 game to the Green Bay Packers.

After stops with the New York Jets, Giants and Seahawks, Marshall joins Drew Brees - who is now the all-time passing yards leader. The Saints are on cruise control for a first-round bye, so Marshall is also looking at a very good chance of winning a Super Bowl championship ring.

Marshall is arguably the greatest player in NFL history to have never appeared in a single postseason game. He's now 34 years of age and no longer a Pro Bowler, so this could very well be his final opportunity.

And the Saints will surely do everything they can to help the well-respected veteran get that championship ring before his career ends.

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