The Chicago Bears have been one of the busiest teams in the offseason.
They kicked things off by signing former Oakland Raiders’ defensive end LaMarr Houston. They cut ties with defensive end Julius Peppers, who signed with the rival Green Bay Packers, but restructured quarterback Jay Cutler’s contract in order to sign former Minnesota Vikings’ star Jared Allen to replace him.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who is quite happy with the offseason, would like a new deal, but isn’t concerned about his future.
At least not this year.
“I have another year left on my contract. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, I’m glad to be a Bear for another year and I’m going to force them to sign me after next year,” Marshall said Thursday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN Chicago 1000 via ESPNChicago.com. “One way or another, they’re going to get the deal done.
“But if it comes down to next year, I’ll be picketing outside of Halas Hall for a new deal, a new contract, because I’m not going anyplace.”
Marshall had 100 receptions for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013.