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Marshall agrees to three-year extension

Posted May 19, 2014

The Bears locked up a key member of their offense by agreeing to a three-year contract extension with Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall through the 2017 season.

During an appearance on ABC's "The View" Monday, Brandon Marshall announced that he has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Bears through the 2017 season.

Acquired in a 2012 trade with the Dolphins, Marshall has been voted to the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the Bears. During that span he ranks second among NFL receivers with 218 receptions, fourth with 2,803 yards and fifth with 23 touchdowns. He is also tied for second with 13 100-yard games.

In 2012, Marshall set Bears records and career highs with 118 receptions and 1,508 yards. Last year he became the first player in franchise history with multiple 100-catch seasons when he compiled 100 receptions for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns, the most by a Bears player since Curtis Conway also had 12 in 1995.

Marshall tweeted Monday that he and his wife, Michi, "would like to thank the McCaskey's on our new deal that will retire us Bears."

During his appearance on "The View," Marshall pulled out his contract and signed it. He was on the show with his wife in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month and pledged to make a $1 million donation to the mental health community.

After being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Marshall created a foundation to raise awareness about mental illness and help those suffering gain access to the resources they need to recover.

The goals of the Brandon Marshall Foundation are to fight the stigma attached to mental illness, educate people so they know the facts about mental illness, advocate for public policy solutions, provide relief to those who are suffering and bridge the gap between patients, clinicians and the public.

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