Jets’ trade for Brandon Marshall likely bad news for Seahawks

Mar 6, 2015, 1:25 PM | Updated: 1:31 pm
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It already seemed likely, and now it seems almost certain that the Seahawks will receive a sixth-round pick as opposed to a fourth-rounder from the Jets to complete the midseason trade that sent wide receiver Percy Harvin to New York.

On Friday, the Jets sent a fifth-round pick to Chicago for another high-priced receiver, Brandon Marshall. And not long after that news broke, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Jets are expected to release Harvin, who is scheduled to make $10.5 million next season and count just as much against the salary cap.

Per terms of the Harvin trade, the sixth-round pick that Seattle received would upgrade to a fourth-rounder if he’s still on the Jets’ roster on March 19. His salary and injury history made that a longshot, though, especially so now that the Jets have two other receivers – Marshall and Eric Decker – making more than $7 million a season.

Of course, Harvin could agree to a paycut and remain with the Jets – which would result in that draft pick upgrading to a fourth-round selection – but according to Rapoport, that’s not expected to happen.

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