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Bears trade Brandon Marshall to Jets, per report; Percy Harvin now may be on move

The Jets have until March 19 to make a decision on the future of Percy Harvin after getting Brandon Marshall from the Bears.

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The New York Jets and Chicago Bears have become the latest teams to trike a blockbuster trade before NFL free agency even begins.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have traded Pro-Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets. Marshall getting shipped out of Chicago has been rumored to be in the works for awhile, so it's no surprise this move is going down.

This is a big move for a variety of reasons, and it could lead to another big-name receiver changing teams. Percy Harvin and the Jets have been unable to agree to a restructured contract, and with the acquisition of Marshall, look for him to be cut in the coming days.

The Jets have until March 19 to make a decision on the future of Harvin, who has four years and $41.5 million remaining on the contract he signed with the Seattle Seahawks, before being traded to the Jets last October. But, none of that money is guaranteed. If the Jets elect to move on from Harvin, they will not be on the hook for any dead money.

Marshall is coming off an injury-plagued year that saw him catch 61 passes for 721 yards. That, combined with front-office changes to the Bears' hierarchy had led to rumors that Marshall was on the trading block since the end of the 2014 season.